Guidance

Preparing young people for work: the employer's role

A series of guides on how UK businesses can prepare young people for the world of work.

Documents

Grow Your Own

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Grow Your Own: England

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Grow Your Own: Northern Ireland

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Make young people your business: Scotland

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Detail

Only a minority of employers offer work experience and even fewer recruit directly from education. The ‘Grow you own’ guide from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) explains the benefits to employers of preparing young people for the world of work and suggests different ways of doing so.

UKCES has also produced a nation-specific guide to explain the government policies in place that support employers interacting with young people, covering a range of areas from subsidised apprenticeships to sector skills academies.