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EY Foundation launches Three Year Strategy to give thousands of young people a great start to their working lives

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Date Posted: 12 April 2016
EY - Giving young people a great start to their working lives

Our Three Year Strategy below sets out the EY Foundation’s plan to encourage and help thousands of young people into employment, education and enterprise by 2018.

There are 630,000 young people aged 16-24 unemployed in the UK, and this age group is three times more likely than the rest of the population to be out of work.

Young people from low income households aren’t getting access to the work experiences and skills training they need to transition into jobs and successful careers. And employers – many of whom have recruitment challenges – are missing out on the opportunity to work with, and employ, local talented young people, because they are not recruiting from disadvantaged groups.

In order to help solve this, we want to make a measurable, positive impact on the work prospects of young people from disadvantaged groups in the UK – allowing their voice to be heard and acting as a bridge to employers.

And we want to work alongside employers to change the perceptions and attitudes that can prevent young people from accessing high-quality work and careers.

Read the Three Year Strategy