Research

2022

Finding a NEET solution

EDSK
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.
2022

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.
2022

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.
2022

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.
2021

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, schools and peers. In order for things to change, there are issues to tackle at different levels.
2021

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.
2021

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.  
2021

Youth Futures Foundation: What Works Centre research

FutureGov
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.
2021

Employer Skills Survey 2019 Analysis Report

IFF Research
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.
2021

Research summary: Employer engagement in the youth labour market

IFF Research
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.
2021

SMEs and the youth labour market

IFF Research
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.  
2021

Large employers and the youth labour market

IFF Research
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.
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