How future proof is your business?

A campaign to help businesses break down the barriers in their recruitment processes and create quality and accessible jobs for all young people. 

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 To understand the future you have to recruit it.

55% businesses are not confident there will be enough people with the skills needed to fill their jobs in the future. Businesses are losing out on key talent because they are struggling to attract young people.   

Current recruitment practices don’t match the future workforce.

Work is changing, more young people are entering the job market and your hiring process needs to catch up. 1 in 3 young people find the process of applying for jobs difficult. You’re future employee is open, flexible & transparent: does your recruitment process match up? 

Your next candidate is your future consumer.  

A poor recruitment process is damaging for the reputation of companies; with 1 in 5 young people saying a bad process had put them off the company they were applying to.

That’s why we’ve launched Future Proof, our new campaign, backed by the City & Guilds Group, to break down barriers in recruitment and create quality accessible jobs for all young people.


Our Youth Employment Framework

Built on expert advice from employers and the latest best practice approaches to youth employment, this is our practical framework for attracting new talent and developing the future of your business. Visit the sections below to find a range of free practical toolkits to help you make the small practical changes to your youth employment policies that matter.

Updates from Future Proof

4 Key Changes under Theresa May that will affect skills...

July 21 2016

  1. The BIS department is no more: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has become the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department. It is led by Greg Clark, formerly communities and local government secretary. As a result, the Department for

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20 questions. 15 minutes... How can you make your business accessible to all young people?

July 21 2016

Find out how to use BITC’s new, free online tool. It helps employers to identify ways to improve their youth employment programmes and make their job opportunities more accessible and attractive to young people.

This recorded webinar is...

A Week's Work Inspiration

July 14 2016

Hi, I am Eliza. I have joined the Talent & Skills team here at BITC for the week on work experience. It’s been a really inspiring, fun, and educational week and I thought I’d share some of the things that I...

WATCH: Our Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award Winner Amicus Horizon

July 13 2016

"I’m delighted to endorse our initiative. It accelerates a direct relationship between young residents and business opportunities creating real added value. It’s a fantastic example of the AmicusHorizon ethos of delivering brilliant service in response to community needs. We’re...

WATCH: Our Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award Winner Sky

July 13 2016

“In the UK and Ireland, we’ve chosen to focus on supporting young people. We think it’s time for business to step up and work alongside schools and colleges to help prepare young people for a successful future. Given the...

Future of work – bleak or bright?

June 29 2016

Britain is often warned about threats affecting the future of the workforce. The rise of the robots. Globalisation. Immigration. Artificial intelligence. The rise of the ‘Uber economy’. But will this speculation ever become reality? And is the British workforce naïve...