Tackling Youth Unemployment
By Youth Futures Foundation
Tackling Youth UnemploymentNov 10, 2021
'An apprenticeship lets me live life on my terms.'
Continuing the conversation on apprenticeships following National Apprenticeship Week, Jeff and Lauren, members of our Future Voices Group, discuss Lauren's experience completing a level six degree apprenticeship in the construction industry. We learn about Lauren's experience navigating the application process and find out what a typical apprenticeship week could look like for her.
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Young people’s reflections on our #NarrowtheGap research
This episode aims to explore the reflections of members of Youth Futures Foundation’s Ethnic Disparities Youth Reference Group on Youth Futures’ recently published research and their lived experiences of the barriers highlighted in the report.
The Ethnic Disparities Youth Reference Group helped to shape Youth Futures Foundation’s recent youth voice survey with Savanta through consulting on the research questions, contributing to a youth-led video project from members of the Future Voices Group on the barriers faced by young people from ethnic minority backgrounds and attending the launch of the research in parliament.
Oscar, Oi Mei, Sara, Nyasha
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What is the research saying about youth unemployment?
What are some of the key issues in the youth unemployment right now according to the research? And how can we make positive, long-lasting, systemic change? In this episode, we learn more about what the current trends are in the youth labour market, and explore the key issues that are showing up in the research. We’ll also discuss, debate and share our reflections on what we’ve heard and consider some of the solutions to the issues we’ve noted.
- Anna Round (Head of Research and Impact, Youth Futures Foundation) (she/her)
- Becci Newton (Director, Public Policy and Research, Institute for Employment Studies) (she/her)
- Caroline Appleton (Future Voices Ambassador and Youth Reference Group member, Youth Futures Foundation) (she/her)
- Reena Staves (Marketing and Communications Executive, Youth Futures Foundation) (she/her) - Host
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Why are we focused on tackling youth unemployment?
This episode will unpack our mission and vision and get to the heart of why Youth Futures Foundation is focussed on tackling the barriers preventing those from marginalised background access education or meaningful job opportunities. It will map out our journey so far and shed light on our plans and upcoming activities.
- Angel Fletcher (Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Youth Futures Foundation) (she/her)
- George Greaves (Young Board Member, Youth Futures Foundation) (him/his)
- Matthew Poole (Director of Grants and Investments, Youth Futures Foundation) (him/his)
- Reena Staves (Marketing and Communications Executive, Youth Futures Foundation) (she/her) - host
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Episode 5 - Unpacking the Youth Employment Index with PwC
Andrea Barry, Analysis Manager at Youth Futures Foundation, is joined by Freddie Martin from PwC for a discussion on the topic of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET). In the episode they also discuss some of the findings from the Youth Employment Index, a collaborative report developed by PwC and Youth Futures Foundation, looking to understand how governments and businesses in the UK can support young people to engage with education training and work.
Episode 4 - Experiences of being NEET
In this episode, our Marketing and Communications Executive, Reena, talks to Ed, one of our Future Voices Ambassadors, to explore what it's like to be young and not in education, employment or training (NEET), accessibility in work and more.
Episode 3 - Employer engagement in the youth labour market
Anna Darnell, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at Youth Futures Foundation, leads a discussion on the topic of employer engagement in the youth employment landscape, reflecting on employers' roles supporting young people succeed in their career. Our guest speakers also consider some of the findings from a series of reports commissioned by Youth Futures Foundation and Movement to Work, conducted by IFF Research, which explore employers’ engagement with the youth labour market.
Guest speakers include:
- Joel England, Future Voices Ambassador at Youth Futures Foundation
- Dina Potter, VP & Global Head of Impact, National Grid
- Nicola Wildash, Senior Research Manager, IFF Research
Episode 2 - Transforming jobs and skills for young people
Harriet McCann joins Director of Institute for Employment Studies, Tony Wilson, and Youth Futures Foundation board member, Alex Morawski to consider the future of work for young people and discuss the findings from A Better Future: Transforming jobs and skills for young people post-pandemic.
Harriet McCann, Head of Policy (Youth Futures Foundation)
Tony Wilson, Director (Institute for Employment Studies)
Alex Morawski, Board member and Future Voices Ambassador (Youth Futures Foundation)
Episode 1 – Youth Employment Evidence and Gap Map
Anna Smee will be in conversation with YFF’s Director of Impact and Evidence, Chris Goulden and Campbell Collaboration’s CEO, Howard White, to explore YFF’s newest learning and research tool: the Youth Employment Evidence and Gap Map.