This website provides information, advice and activities to support young people to get a job and progress at work. All the material is based on feedback from employers about what they look for when recruiting a young person.
This website has two main sections: one for young people and one for providers who support young people into work.
If you are a young person, aged 16-25, the website gives you information, advice and activities to help you:
- look for work
- apply for a job
- progress in your career
If you are a provider, and work with unemployed young people to support them into work, the website gives you:
- An overview of the Learning and Work Institute’s ‘Young people and employability skills’ project – and the materials to replicate it in your setting
- Useful information from a wide-range of employers on the skills they are seeking from young applicants and employees – to inform your work with young people
- A resource developed specifically for young people to help them to gain and progress in work.
The website has been set up by the Learning and Work Institute and launched in July 2015. Lots of the information comes from the Learning and Work Institute’s ‘Young people and employability skills’ project. This project trained and supported 30 young people to carry out face-to-face interviews with 31 employers to find out what skills they look for when recruiting a young person.
The Learning and Work Institute would like to thank the young people and employers who took part in the ‘Young people and employability skills’ project. They have made this website possible. We would also like to thank the following organisations for their support and important contributions:
Barclays Bank Plc
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Glasgow City Council
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab)
Southway Housing Trust
Spirit Pub Company
Sureline Communications Ltd
Topps Tiles Plc