Our Youth Commission is looking at how to improve education and employment opportunities for 16-24 year olds.

New Report

Fit for Purpose? Employment and education support for young people

Previous reports have analysed how these challenges vary across England, and how demographic and economic changes will alter the context for and impact of these challenges. Taken together, they mean young people will have longer working lives, requiring regular updating of skills and career changes.

This report analyses current education, employment and skills services and planned changes, and identifies how they match up against these future challenges.

Our work

Launch Report: Opportunity Knocks

Youth Opportunity Index

Tomorrow’s World: future of the labour market

National and international case studies


What will the Commission do?

Running for one year from July 2018, the Commission will look at:

  • Current education and employment outcomes for young people and how these vary by area and demographic group
  • The impact of future changes to the jobs market resulting from automation and global economic change
  • Whether current policy plans, including apprenticeships, T Levels and the Youth Obligation, match up to need
  • Examples of best practice from the UK and other countries
  • Developing a vision for better support for young people, and concrete proposals for delivering this

How can I get involved?

We want to hear from you if you’ve got an interesting example of good practice supporting young people through education and employment, or if you’ve got new ideas for change.

There are also still opportunities to support the work of the Commission, including through sponsoring an event or extra piece of research.

To get involved sign up below or get in contact with us at

Our Commissioners

Maggie Galliers CBE

Chair of Learning and Work Institute

Kate Green MP

MP for Stretford and Urmston

Jo Maher

Principal and CEO, Boston College

Amy King

Founder of Glamsci

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