Supporting Young People into Employment

Launched in March 2021 in partnership with the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), MyKindaFuture are delivering a UK-wide mission that is supporting unemployed 18-24 year olds into work and to succeed in their future careers.

Our initiative is being delivered through Jobcentre Plus in locations across the UK, hosted on our digital ‘always-on’ platform, Connectr. Through Connectr, young jobseekers are given access to employer mentors and learning content that provides them with the advice, tools and skills they need to secure a role and thrive in it.

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Why is this initiative so crucial?

Covid has not affected everyone equally, and young people’s employment prospects have been disproportionately affected.

Since March 2020:

1 in 3 18-24 year olds have either lost their job or been placed on furlough

35% of young people are earning less than they did prior to the pandemic

Young people are now 125% more likely to become unemployed than other age groups

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How does it work?

Connectr is being delivered in UK-wide via Jobcentre Plus locations to support unemployed young people through mentoring and upskilling content. Mentors are provided by employer organisations to grant young people access to industry experts that can support them through their application journeys, and once they have secured a role.

Employer partners are also able to provide learning content that accentuates this mentor support, including interview tips and insights into their industry. All mentors are provided with training from MyKindaFuture’s talent experts and can commit to the opportunity in as little as 1 hour per week.

"My mentor gave me such helpful, insightful and specific advice and really made me more confident in what I would have to do for my interview.
He took a lot of time to message me really thorough and relevant information, and I am really grateful."

– Young person placed into employment through an Accenture UK mentor

How can your organisation get involved?

Your organisation can play an active role in supporting young people into their future careers, while offering a meaningful volunteering opportunity to your existing talent. Fill in the contact form to get involved.