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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Our Campaign

Current recruitment doesn't match the future workforce. Work is changing and with more young people entering the job market your hiring process needs to catch up.

With 1 in 3 young people finding applying for jobs difficult, and 1 in 5 saying a bad process had put them off the company they applied to; poor recruitment isn't just damaging young people but also the reputation of companies.

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.

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How can you take action? 

The 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

Ten things we now know about apprentices and the Levy following today’s announcement

August 12 2016

The government has announced the long awaited new guidance on the Apprenticeship Levy today, including additional information on the proposed funding structure. Employers are invited to comment on these proposals by 5th September 2016, and the final details will...

Future Proof Assembly: West Yorkshire

August 11 2016

Timing: 09:30 – 13:30


Apprenticeships: Opportunity & Responsibility

August 8 2016

As a trustee of the City & Guilds Group, Chair of the Industry Skills Board and the lead for TUI Group on vocational learning, I spend a lot of my time advising businesses and Government on how to get the...

Future Proof Assembly: Greater Manchester

August 2 2016

Timing: 09:30 – 13:30

Date: Thursday 13th October

Location: Museum of Science and Industry Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP  

1.2m Employees: 105,000...

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...