Tackling youth unemployment is now recognised as a major issue by policy-makers and charities. Employers are also increasingly taking notice, especially amongst those with an interest in engaging with their local communities and growing their own talent.

The public debate focuses on the difficult education-to-work transition young people have when they first enter the labour market and there are numerous initiatives, for both employers and young people, that aim to help smooth this transition.

Since the launch of Learning to Work programme there's been a shift in terms of employer attitudes and behaviour around the issue of youth unemployment. This report reflects on youth employment over the last few years and highlights how employers can help prepare young people for work and bring them into their organisations.

Download the report below: