Some people might assume that a young person is unemployed because they lack skills and motivation, and that they simply need to ‘work harder’ and make personal changes in order to get a job. These kinds of assumptions, that narrowly focus on the young person, don’t consider the structural and contextual factors that shape the lives of marginalised people. This also makes it hard to support young people into work and make the most of their talent, leaving all of us worse off.
That's why we have created an Inclusive Employment Toolkit which offers introductory insight into why young people are often excluded from the workplace and how employers can make small changes to become more inclusive in their practice and improve their organisations through inviting talented young people to work with them. The handy document also includes links to more detailed guidance on supporting a diverse workforce.