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It's time to back young Britain

Backing young Britain is bringing businesses and public and voluntary sectors together to ensure that the valuable skills and experience of our young people aren't being wasted.


The enthusiasm and potential of young people will be vital as we start to move out of recession so we need to give them the chance to flourish. Most are keen to work and just need that first break. And if they get it, they'll pour their ambition and motivation into your business.

Giving a young person their break can mean that you:

  • Address skills gaps
  • Access a range of Government support
  • Provide your company with a workforce for the future
  • Send a positive message about your company to the local community

How you can back young Britain

Although times are tough, we can all play a part. We are asking organisations to commit to one or more of the following:

  1. Offer volunteer places or become a volunteer mentor for school or university leavers
  2. Provide work experience opportunities
  3. Offer internships to graduates, 18 year olds and non-graduates
  4. Consider a young person for a job through a work trial
  5. Supply apprenticeship opportunities for 16-24 year olds
  6. Bid for one of the 100,000 jobs for young people from the Future Jobs Fund
  7. Engage in a Local Employment Partnership

Find out more about all of the things that your organisation can do today