The results are in for our youth employment accessibility research on companies based in Middlesbrough.
Our youth employment accessibility research has been commissioned by the Prince’s Trust initiative, Talent Match Middlesbrough. 50 companies based in Middlesbrough have had their jobs/careers section on their website assessed against young people’s expectations in a bid to show local employers the problems young people experience when looking for work.
Last month, two of our young peer researchers from Leicester, trained three new peer researchers in Middlesbrough to carry out the assessment.
The Middlesbrough project included assessments on national and medium-sized local companies and organisations. However, it is clear that they are not fully exploiting the opportunity that inexperienced young people can bring to them as an employer.
Here’s the headline results:
- 1 in 3 businesses did not have an entry point for young people to gain employment
- 1 in 5 businesses had a very poor or no job section at all
- 74% of businesses failed to promote themselves as an employer
We are now sharing the results on behalf of young people directly with the businesses assessed and other local organisations at a free half-day training workshop on 13th November in Middlesbrough.
See the details and book your place here.