The Institute for Employment Studies is leading a policy project on improving access to good work for young people as part of the Health Foundation’s five-year  Young People’s Future Health Inquiry, aimed at shaping the future youth policy agenda across health, employment, economic security and transport.

Please help support this work by sharing the Young People Quality of Work Survey with young people and partners in your networks:

Never as today, the quality of opportunities that young people have access to should be an integral aspect of youth employment policy. We need to ensure that as we recover from the pandemic there is a true focus on building back better for young people and their future, that no young person gets left behind, and that equality of opportunity and access is at the heart of recovery. To get this message across, young people’s voices need to be heard – loud and clear.

This short survey looks to give young people (16-25) in each of the four UK nations an opportunity to share their views and experiences. It asks them how they define and value  ‘good work’ , what impact Covid-19 has had on their confidence and views around good work, what can support or prevent them from accessing good work, whether they have had experience(s) of work to date, and what impact these have had on their health and wellbeing.

With your support we are hoping to reach as many young people as possible, particularly those whose voices often are not heard. We particularly encourage responses from young people from ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities, those with a disability or health condition, care leavers, young carers, single parents, those facing or at risk of homelessness, those in the youth justice system, and ex-offenders.

The deadline for the survey has been extended to 30 June. Please share with the young people you engage with.