Access Generation Accreditation
Helping you become an employer of choice for the next generation
Access Generation’s Accreditation is designed and delivered by young people to help employers to be accessible, supportive and inclusive. We want to recognise, promote and celebrate those employers who are attractive by accrediting them with young people’s stamp of approval.
The accreditation is an external assessment of the careers/job sections and job application process on an employer’s website based on young people’s expectations of applying for work.
Over 300 young people helped shape the assessment criteria and a doctor of analytics from Loughborough University validated the assessment tool to make sure it was a robust process. Over 600 employers have been assessed to date in our annual Employment Accessibility Report.
If you’re struggling to recruit then our accreditation can help you identify ways to improve your attraction, increase recruitment and reinforce retention at the same time.
This is your chance to demonstrate your continuous improvement on your candidate attraction, recruitment processes and future-proof your organisation by becoming an employer of choice.
A young advisory team would externally assess the career/job section, application process and employer value proposition.
Report and Recommendations
The results would be analysed and benchmarked against other employers. Recommendations proposed based on our research and young people’s expectations.
Presentation and Accreditation
The young advisory team would present the results including an action plan and gap analysis to stakeholders of your choosing.
Young advisory board
Keep up-to-date with changing candidate behaviours with ongoing support and advice from our peer panel.
You can future proof your candidate attraction by becoming accredited today. If you achieve a score in the upper quartile in the external assessment you will receive the achieved tick accreditation. Companies working towards achieving the highest score will be recognised with a working towards accreditation mark without the tick.
"Valuable feedback from young people to better attract young people to Marriott Leicester"
"Application increased 12-fold for Imperial Corporate Events"
"We now understand the top criteria to attract young candidates, thanks to Access Generation"
"We have seen 50% of applications being made directly through the website rather than jobs boards since we made changes based on this work"