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On demand content from ERSA’s virtual event on Youth Employment: Good Work and Opportunities for All.

On 22 April 2021, ERSA members and organisations with a keen interest in supporting young people in their journey to work came together to collaborate and share learning.

Introduction and the current landscape for young people
Elizabeth Taylor, Chief Executive, and Dr Calum Carson, Labour Market, Research and Policy Officer from ERSA introduce this virtual day of collaboration for delivery organisations by setting the scene in the context of youth employment.   (YouTube 30 minutes)

What works to stem an unequal pandemic?
Chris Goulden, Director of Impact and Evidence, Youth Futures Foundation   (YouTube 30 minutes)

Elizabeth Taylor, Chief Executive, ERSA (YouTube 25 minutes)

Virtual roundtable with ERSA’s Bursary Holders
supported by Youth Futures Foundation (YouTube 55 minutes)

IES Good Work Research
Cristiana Orlando, Institute for Employment Studies (YouTube 10 minutes)

The Institute for Employment Studies Quality of Work Survey is live and is open to young people aged 16-25. The survey asks for young people’s views about the quality of opportunities available to them, including how they define and value ‘quality’ in work, their experience(s) of work to date, and impacts of the quality of work on their health and wellbeing. Contact


What do young people think about the opportunities and quality of work?  (35 minutes)

Summary and the challenge ahead for young people

In this final session, Dr Calum Carson, ERSA’s Labour Market, Policy and Research Officer sums up the day, and the challenge ahead of tackling youth unemployment. ERSA’s Youth Employment Activity is supported by the Youth Futures Foundation. (YouTube 5 minutes)