Risk factors for being NEET among young people
New research identifies the key risk factors for young people becoming NEET
New research, commissioned by Youth Futures Foundation, reveals that there are two groups of young people facing multiple types of marginalisation that are associated with a substantial increase in becoming NEET (not in employment, education, or training).
CatZero is a youth development charity helping young people that are that are not in employment, education and training (NEET) across the Humber region to overcome personal challenges and lead positive lives. CatZero aims to increase the confidence and self-esteem of young people by challenging them to complete a 12 week programme focused on vocational and...
UpRising is a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation with a mission to open pathways to power for talented young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. With the funding, 400 young people aged 18-25 will be supported by the existing 'Fastlaners' programme through an online programme. Young people will benefit from connecting...
Unlocking youth employment: Opportunities for employers and marginalised groups
Good Jobs Project
We’re delighted to support ReGenerate on the Good Jobs Project. Their approach puts business need at the centre of the vacancies and youth unemployment challenge. By understanding this, we hope to support employers to adapt their practice and behaviour, recruit untapped young talent and recognise their role as a key player in the employment system.
Evaluating England’s youth employment infrastructure: Final report
Evaluating England's youth employment infrastructure
Youth Futures commissioned RAND Europe to conduct research to better understand the roles of third sector organisations that work with others (such as service providers, funders or policymakers) and offer support to those working directly with young people.
Choosing your freedom: Youth self employment
Findings from a participatory research study on young people and self-employment. We are seeing through multiple sources of evidence that young people from marginalised backgrounds do actively consider self-employment for a variety of reasons - and it’s therefore vital we better understand how to ensure their work is of a good quality and invest to make sure they are not further...
Rapid survey with young people from ethnic minorities
Savanta ComRes conducted independent research to understand how 2,296 young people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds make decisions about education and work, and the barriers they face in finding good quality employment opportunities.
Rapid Evidence Review: minority ethnic youth employment outcomes
Learning & Work Institute
The aim of this evidence review is to provide an evidence base on the impact of government policy in the last 10-15 years on employment outcomes for young people from minority ethnic groups.
Ethnic minority youth employment data analysis
Learning and Work Institute
Learning and Work Institute (L&W) has been commissioned by Youth Futures Foundation, on behalf of the Youth Employment Group Ethnic Disparities subgroup, to conduct a data analysis and gap mapping exercise in order to: Understand labour market outcomes for young people (aged 16-24 inclusive) from minority ethnic backgrounds over the last 15 years. Provide evidence on...
Inspiring Futures evaluation: interim report technical appendix
Youth Futures Foundation and BBC Children in Need (CIN)commissioned Cordis Bright to deliver an independent evaluation of its pandemic response Inspiring Futures programme.
The effectiveness of interventions to increase youth employment: An evidence and gap map
This technical report sets out the background to the Youth Employment Evidence and Gap Map, how to use it, what’s in the map and our plans to update the map.
Finding a NEET solution
This report explores how to prevent young people from falling out of our education system. A young person being ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ (NEET) can be particularly harmful and have long-term ‘scarring’ effects. Individuals who spend time NEET are more likely to be unemployed, and face other challenges including health problems such as depression.
Retaining young people facing disadvantage in the workplace: an evidence review
Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa)
A review of the scientific research literature regarding the impact of practices that employers use to retain young people from marginalised backgrounds. This review presents an overview of the findings.
Youth Employment Index 2022
PwC in partnership with Youth Futures Foundation
The PwC Youth Employment Index, produced in collaboration with Youth Futures, provides an important tool to measure, benchmark and monitor progress across the OECD in employing and training young people. This is key to identifying challenges and opportunities in specific economies.
Recruiting young people facing disadvantage: an evidence review
Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa)
A review of the scientific research literature regarding the impact of practices that employers use to recruit and select young people from marginalised backgrounds. This review presents an overview of the findings.
LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences in employment
The aim of the report was to explore the experiences that LGBTQ+ young people have in employment including their time spent job-seeking. This report shares some insight into the experiences and challenges that young LGBTQ+ people face in the workplace with recommendations for employers,...
Young people, ADHD and employment
This report explores young people's experiences with ADHD and their transition from education to employment. The target audience for this document includes employers, education professionals and authorities, job centres, charities, politicians and trade unions.
Employer Skills Survey 2019 Analysis Report
This report presents analysis of the Employer Skills Survey 2019 to quantify employer engagement with youth employment-related initiatives on several indicators and by key employer characteristics. This report is part of a suite of reports produced for the research programme, which also includes qualitative research amongst SME and large employers to explore engagement in the youth labour market.
Inspiring Futures Evaluation: Scoping report
Cordis Bright, Youth Futures Foundation and BBC CiN
This scoping report includes a review of the Inspiring Futures grant programme based on documentation provided by Youth Futures Foundation and BBC CIN. It includes evidence from consultation with nine key Inspiring Futures stakeholders.
Research summary: Employer engagement in the youth labour market
This is a summary of research into employer engagement in the youth labour market i.e. recruiting young people, participating in apprenticeships and traineeships, and providing work experience and work inspiration activities. The research comprises analysis of the Employer Skills Survey 2019 and qualitative research with over 90 employers across size, sector and region.
SMEs and the youth labour market
This report explores barriers to and enablers for small to medium-sized employers' (with under 250 employees) engagement with youth employment programmes. The research is based on the Employer Skills Survey 2019 and 45 qualitative interviews, split across micro, small and medium employers.
Large employers and the youth labour market
This report provides a summary of research based on analysis of the largest UK data source on employer engagement in youth employability activities (the Employer Skills Survey 2019) and qualitative interviews with 47 major UK employers.
A Better Future: Transforming jobs and skills for young people post-pandemic
Institute for Employment Studies and IPPR
This report explores the impact of the pandemic on young people, the prospects for future employment growth and how youth employment and participation can be increased.
Youth Futures Foundation: What Works Centre research
This research informs our strategy and direction of the development of a ‘What Works’ approach by increasing our understanding of our key stakeholders including employers, stakeholders and policymakers.
An Unequal Crisis: The impact of the pandemic on the youth labour market
Institute for Employment Studies, for Youth Futures Foundation
This report sets out analysis of trends in youth participation in education and employment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Volunteer It Yourself combines DIY and volunteering by challenging young people aged 14-24 to help repair and refurbish youth and community facilities, whilst learning vocational trade skills on the job. They also deliver ‘early intervention’ construction sector employability skills and careers training for 10-14 year-olds in schools. The...
The Diana Award
The Diana Award is a charity set-up in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales. The charity continues Diana’s legacy by awarding young people for their positive contributions to society, humanitarian or activist work. The grant will be used to enhance The Diana Award's Mentoring and Development programme; it will fund the development and delivery of their...
St Giles Trust
St Giles Trust is a charity that provides specialist support for vulnerable individuals and communities, enabling them to overcome the adversity they face. Grant funding will help run a programme which aims to support young people age 16-24 at risk of, or with experience of, the criminal justice system to overcome disadvantages in accessing...
Young, vulnerable, and increasing – why we need to start worrying more about youth unemployment
Youth Futures Foundation and Impetus
New analysis of the population of young people who are neither earning nor learning, examining both the current drivers of, and future trends associated with, being in this group.