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Youth Employment UK

Young people driving the skills agenda
Article provided courtesy of Youth Employment UK – www.youthemployment.org.uk

Firstly, we launch the Youth Employability Review, the result of a large research project exploring the skills landscape undertaken earlier this year. Working with a number of expert stakeholders, including our young ambassadors, we investigated 26 skills identified across 86 employability frameworks to see if a unified set of skills could be agreed upon.

Young people driving the skills agenda
Article provided courtesy of Youth Employment UK – www.youthemployment.org.uk

Firstly, we launch the Youth Employability Review, the result of a large research project exploring the skills landscape undertaken earlier this year. Working with a number of expert stakeholders, including our young ambassadors, we investigated 26 skills identified across 86 employability frameworks to see if a unified set of skills could be agreed upon. Our research indicated that amongst the many challenges was the difficulty young people had in navigating a flooded landscape with skills packaged and labelled in many different ways. The report highlights 5 skills Communication, Problem Solving, Team Work, Self-Belief and Self-Management.
Read the more about the recommendations and download the full report.

Have you thought about the skills and requirements placed on job seekers or learners within your organisation? We are looking for organisations to audit, reconsider and realign the skills they are asking for to ensure that they are accessible to all young people, get in touch if you would like further support with this: info@youthemployment.org.uk

Young Professional Membership

Secondly, and as a result of the Youth Employability Review, we have updated our Young Professional Membership to align to the 5 skills recommended. Young Professional Members aged 14 – 24 will be able access ongoing support and information surrounding the skills. It starts with a short quiz – this is just the beginning, completing the quiz unlocks more information and weekly challenges. With a network of over 15,000 young people and a target of 1 million young professionals by 2020 we look forward to engaging young people with the new look Young Professional membership.
Read more about the Young Professional Membership here.
If you would like to talk to us about providing content and challenges for our Young Professional community or if you would like to talk about offering interviews and work experience to this group of committed young people get in touch with Lauren: lauren@youthemploymentuk.org.uk

Talent Match Mark

We have been delighted to award a number of Silver, Gold and Platinum Talent Match Marks. If you haven’t applied yet, the process couldn’t be simpler find out more here and make sure you are being recognized for the youth friendly work you do. Find out more here.

All change please!

The Young Professional isn’t the only thing to undergo some changes, over the last few months we have been making improvements online. Eagle eyed members might have noticed that we have a new domain www.youthemployment.org.uk and new email addresses to match. You can still catch us on the old details but if you are linking out to us get in touch with lauren@youthemploymentuk.org.uk and we can work on updating some of the links you might have.

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