Young people leading the conversation on meaningful employment

Following the principle of “nothing about us without us”, youth voice is woven throughout every element of our work. Young people from marginalised backgrounds with lived experience of facing barriers to employment help shape our strategy and lead our mission.

Future Voices Digital is a space for young people to share their experiences and their perspectives on youth employment, setting the agenda and advocating for change.

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If you’re a young person aged 16-25 and living in England, we want to hear about your experiences or perspective on employment.

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The Future Voices Group puts youth voice at the heart of our organisation, feeding into our vision and strategy and advocating for young people on the issue of employment.

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Ovie’s experience
In this podcast episode, our young Director, Alex Morawski, speaks to Ovie, a young person who has been supported by Switch Up! Ovie reflects on his experience on the programme and how the mentoring...
My experience of systematic Islamophobia at school – Isha
Hi there, my name is Isha, and I would like to tell you about the impact my experience of systematic Islamophobia has had on my path to securing meaningful employment.
Islamophobia Awareness Month – Isha’s experience
November is Islamophobia Awareness Month, and this year we have the privilege of hearing from Isha, one of our Future Voice Ambassadors, about her own experience of Islamophobia.
Researching Generation Lockdown
To understand the personal experience of young people during the Covid-19 crisis, we commissioned youth-led research.
World Homeless Day – Lauren’s Story
Two in five UK employers are unaware that it is legal to hire a homeless person - it’s time to encourage employers to alter their perceptions and make a difference to a homeless young person’s...
World Dyslexia Day: Joel’s story
Young people’s reaction to the Opportunity Guarantee
We spoke to members of our Future Voice Group to understand their reactions to the paper and its calls to action. 
Reflections on the rise in young entrepreneurs
Naomi reflects on the motivations and challenges of youth entrepreneurship.
Aaron’s journey into the hospitality industry
'For me it is like I have never worked a day in my life, because I love what I do.' Aaron's journey into hospitality.
Tricky transition points – Reena’s journey
As part of South Asian Heritage Month, our Marketing and Communications Executive, Reena Staves, reflects on her journey navigating the transitional period between Further and Higher Education and...
Why young people matter: My takeaways from the Future Voices Group
Last year, I was selected as a founding member of the Future Voices Group. I joined 12 young leaders with a keen interest in the vision and work of improving outcomes for those outside education and...