Creating a society where all young people have fair access to good work

We are the national What Works Centre for youth employment, with a specific focus on marginalised young people

Future Voices

Young people leading the conversation on meaningful employment

Youth Employment Toolkit

Our free online resource summarising available evidence on interventions that are used to help young people who are out of work get jobs

Evidence and Gap Map

The world’s largest mapping resource of the global evidence base on what works to improve youth skills, employment and job quality

Data Dashboard

The latest youth labour market data alongside insights from our research

Discrimination and Work

Breaking down the barriers faced by ethnically minoritised young people

Identifying what works

Everything we do is guided by robust evidence of what works to support young people from marginalised backgrounds into good jobs. We learn from the projects we fund and scale up that learning to drive genuine, long-lasting systemic change.

Investing in potential

Youth Futures Foundation’s grants programme is a key part of our strategy to improve labour market outcomes for the most disadvantaged and discriminated against young people in England.

Igniting change

We work to ignite behaviour and practice by collaborating with partners, building coalitions and influencing policy; we aim to generate systemic change.



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Youth Futures Foundation and BITC announce partnership to support young people...
Bringing together evidence and expertise to support equality in the workplace and help employers dismantle barriers to employment for young people.
Flex for All – turning legislation into reality
The journey towards making flexible work a right for all took a step forward on 6 April as the right to request flexible options from the first day in a job became legislation.  Where, how, and when...
New research highlights need to ‘reclaim’ apprenticeships for young people...
Report from CIPD and Youth Futures Foundation shows strong employer backing for Apprenticeship Guarantee for young people, to reverse collapse in provision for under 25s New evidence and analysis by...
Evidencing Youth Participatory Approaches in Research and Evaluation
Alison McIntyre, Research Officer at Youth Futures Foundation, and Jamie Rowland, Advisor at the Centre for Evidence and Implementation, reflect on participatory approaches in research and evaluation...
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