All young Londoners deserve to be excited and inspired about their futures

That’s why we believe in supporting young people to explore what’s out there to:

Our early intervention actively seeks to reduce the chance of long-term youth unemployment, which we know increases the likelihood of unemployment in later life, lower earnings and poorer well-being.

We understand firsthand that race is a significant factor, with young Londoners of colour twice as likely to be unemployed as their white peers. Currently 56% of young Londoners are from BAME communities, so safeguarding their economic prospects is crucial.

Our programme models recognise that getting young people into employment is as much about building self-confidence and personal development, as well as educational attainment.

That’s why we engage young people through our youth organisation members which are located at the hearts of communities across London. These are places young people enjoy attending and feel at home, where long-standing and trusted relationships already exist between young people and their youth workers.

These relationships with young people makes youth organisations the ideal for young people to get Information, Advice and Guidance, especially for disadvantaged pupils who struggle to engage elsewhere.

Our employability programmes and more

The Employability Network

The Employability Network convenes quarterly. It brings together youth practitioners and other specialists involved in front-line youth employability programmes in London.

It’s an opportunity for youth practitioners to share best practice, to network and partner, and to connect with experts and policymakers. The network is primarily aimed at London Youth members, but is open to any organisation or statutory service involved or interested in youth employability in London.

Keep an eye on our upcoming events here where you will be able to register to join.


If you are an employer or a London Youth member and would like to take part in any of these programmes, or would like to talk about supporting young people into meaningful work please get in contact by email on employability@londonyouth.org.