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

The challenge

The proportion of young people not in education, employment or training is increasing across the UK, and marginalised young people experiencing serious systemic barriers to finding and keeping good work.

Read our 2023 report.

Building the evidence

We find, generate and curate high-quality evidence on what works to support marginalised young people into good work. We learn from the projects we fund and, where there are gaps, we commission new research.

Discover our programmes and explore the evidence map.

Making change

We inform, support and influence decision makers to put evidence into action and enable system-wide change. We proudly involve the voices, perspectives and participation of young people experiencing marginalisation.

Explore our tools.


New partnership with Business in the Community

Collating evidence and expertise to support young people from ethnic minority backgrounds to enter and progress in work.

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New research: learning disabilities and autism

Key findings from our research on supporting young people with a learning disability or autism into employment.

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Flex for All: turning legislation into reality

Following a change in legislation, we explore the importance of flexible working and whether it is truly accessible to everyone.

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