There is a clear business case for the recruitment of young people: investing in young people supports long-term productivity and competitiveness in an ageing society, shaped by fast-paced technological change and an increasingly global market. On an organisational level too, recruiting young people brings benefits such as workforce development and building a talent pipeline, improving workforce diversity and bringing new ideas and skills into the workplace.

Our report, The business case for employer investment in young people, explores why we need to make a business case for employing young people – what a business case looks like, how organisations can invest in young people, and the support employers need in order to take the important step of recruiting young people. It is part of our wider Learning to Work campaign and literature, which aims to achieve a step-change in employer engagement with young people.

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