What works when it comes to getting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into employment? The Youth Futures Foundation commissioned The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) to undertake a rapid evidence assessment to identify what existing evidence was published about supporting disadvantaged young people to achieve employment outcomes, to inform the Youth Futures Foundation’s strategy and generate useful findings for the sector working with young people.

This report aims to identify the main evidence that already exists. It was a ‘rapid evidence assessment’ and included evidence that:

The particular focus of the search was interventions targeting young people aged between 16 and 24. 

Further information:

Download the report here 

Institute for Employment Studies (IES)


IES is an independent, apolitical, international centre of research and consultancy in employment policy and human resource issues.