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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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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 connect up your youth employment strategy and future proof your business.

Updates from Future Proof

Unintended Implications: CIPD’s Head of Policy Ben Willmott on CIPD’s latest research on employer attitudes to the Apprenticeship Levy

June 22 2016

The creation of more and better quality apprenticeships can play a role in boosting the UK’s flat-lining productivity growth. They can help employers address recruitment difficulties and skills shortages that...

Why do employers still prefer degrees over apprenticeships? Grace Mehanna talks to Share Radio UK

June 21 2016

 Listen to our Campaign Director Grace Mehanna talk about Future Proof, apprenticeships and recruiting young people on Share Radio UK.

 See our free apprenticeship toolkit for employers


BITC convenes on Youth Employment: Making the Apprenticeship Levy Work for You

May 19 2016

With the Apprenticeship Levy coming into force from April 2017,  this session will explore the benefits to business of investing in apprenticeship schemes


‘Make your Mark’ : How Marks & Spencer are supporting young people into work

May 19 2016

In 2004, three years before they launched Plan A, Mark & Spencer asked their customers which disadvantaged groups of society they wanted them to support into work. They highlighted single parents along with disabled, homeless and young people. Inspired by...

Our 7 key insights from the government’s apprenticeships survey of employers

May 16 2016

Last week the government released an evaluation of apprenticeships following a survey of 4,000 employers in 2014. Here’s our key insights from the release:

  1. The majority of apprentices followed one of only three types of framework. These were Business

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10 things we’ve learnt from the government’s updated guidance on the Apprenticeship Levy

April 29 2016

The government has released some updated guidance for employers on the Apprenticeship Levy and how the Digital Apprenticeship Service will work. Here are 10 new things that we’ve learnt:

  1. Employers will have 18 months to spend their funds on

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