Today, Youth Employment UK, launched a new virtual learning programme for young people. Youth Employment UK are an independent, not for profit social enterprise founded in 2012 to tackle youth unemployment.

The Young Professional: Journey to Work.
This free tool will support young people to navigate their next steps and build their futures.

This launch sees the best of our impartial, quality resources come together to build a learning programme like no other. Giving opportunities and support to young people to not just meet their needs but to help them to thrive. Ensuring young people’s voices and opinions were central to this work has been fundamental and our privilege.

“Young people are tenacious, driven, bubbling with ideas and talent and ultimately want their chance at a happy and positive future.

We know that with the right support and some scaffolding around them young people can accomplish anything! We also know that the world is exciting and full of opportunities if only you know where to look and how to prepare yourself for them.

Yet still too many young people tell us that they do not feel confident in their futures, that they do not understand the world around them and how to navigate that journey.

The Young Professional: Journey to Work Programme is about to change all of that! And we could not be prouder of this programme or more excited about the potential it has to level the playing field for so many young people”.

Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO, Youth Employment UK

Today’s launch is the first in a suite of new resources that will remain free for young people to develop their skills and plan their future, including:

What Is The Young Professional: Journey To Work Programme?

This programme is aimed at young people 17+, it is their guide to navigating what’s next. Suitable for young people still in education, training, in a first career role or for those unemployed. Whatever their stage this programme will boost their self awareness, skills, knowledge about the world of work and confidence in their place in it.

The 8 courses in the programme are highly interactive, mixing video, activities and opportunities for self reflection to help young people discover more about themselves, their needs and how to plan their future.

Young people work through each course at their own pace achieving certificates, progress updates and more. Alongside the new courses is a brand new personal dashboard that helps to create their CV, find opportunities and unlock even more inspiring content. The journey never ends.

How Will It Help?

From handling emotions to learning how to find opportunities, Journey to Work will help young people discover more about themselves, their skills and the barriers they might face. They can explore what life has to offer right now – and what comes next!

Where Can I Find It?

You’ll need to register with Youth Employment UK as a Young Professional here: