Research and analysis

Youth Contract: customers' experiences

Quantitative survey of young people who have received support from the Youth Contract.

Documents

Customers’ experiences of the Youth Contract

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Summary – Customers’ experiences of the Youth Contract

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Details

The government introduced the Youth Contract in April 2012 to provide additional support for unemployed young people between the ages of 18 and 24. It includes:

  • more intensive support from Jobcentre Plus advisers
  • additional funding for up to 250,000 work experience and sector-based work academies placements
  • a wage incentive of up to £2,275 for employers recruiting a young person who has been claiming for over 6 months or is on the Work Programme

The evaluation of the Youth Contract consists of a range of research studies. This latest report provides feedback from large-scale surveys of young people who received support from the Youth Contract through Jobcentre Plus. The survey also includes a sample of participants on work experience and sector based work academies. Interviews were carried out in summer 2013.

Other published research about the Youth Contract

Youth Contract wage incentive: wave 2 research (RR864) (25 February 2014)

Employer perceptions of work experience and sector-based work academies (RR 842) (1 June 2013)

The Youth Contract: Findings from research with Jobcentre Plus staff in 5 case study districts (RR 833) (1 April 2013)

Early evaluation of the Youth Contract wage incentive scheme (RR828) (1 February 2013)

DWP have used findings from the research to inform continuous improvement of the Youth Contract.

More information about the Youth Contract

Find more information about the Youth Contract at www.dwp.gov.uk/youth-contract/

Published 25 February 2014