Young people still face the highest levels of unemployment when compared with other age groups. Social mobility is also a problem. If born disadvantaged, young people are more likely to face barriers to employment, particularly in accessing certain industries and ‘professional’ occupations.
The Quilter Foundation wants to enable young people to build skills, experience and confidence to help them work and earn.
To achieve this aim, the Quilter Foundation has partnered with three charities (these are detailed below) which will all be supported by a £450,000 Secure Futures Fund that was opened in 2019.
Each of the charities will deliver innovative programmes across the UK, for three years, which all support young people (aged 16-25) and help them to overcome barriers to employment and to build a positive future.
We will also give our Quilter colleagues the opportunity to share their experience and time to help support the project.