Blog: Craig Smith – how an apprenticeship launched my career…

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week. This year’s theme is “an apprenticeship can take you anywhere” and that’s where my story starts…

Football clubs see the benefits of youth work

Whilst councils hit the headlines for cutting youth services, other organisations are becoming real advocates for youth work. The National Youth Agency is working with the Premier League to train football coaches and inclusion officers in youth work skills to support their practice with young people.

JNC developments: statement on youth work education

In December the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) employers’ representatives announced their intention to withdraw from national bargaining through the JNC and pursue the assimilation of youth and community staff to National Joint Council (NJC) terms and conditions.

Blog: NYA and O2 – Powering a Generation

  This blog post was first posted last year but we are re-posting it to celebrate 7 years of working with O2. We are incredibly proud of our long term partnership with O2. For over five years we have worked together to support young people to start small and Think Big. By providing seed funds

NYA continues its partnership with Barclays through new employee volunteering programme

The National Youth Agency is delighted to announce it will be delivering Barclays’ employee volunteering programme in 2016.

NYA proud to support Barclays to improve 5 million futures

Barclays recently published its annual Citizenship performance on its global commitments, including a key focus on supporting communities.

Blog: young people and the new geography of disadvantage

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission recently released some interesting data. It ranked each of the local authorities in England in terms of the social mobility prospects of disadvantaged children in their area, mapping the ‘new geography of disadvantage’.

NYA brings greater employability to thousands of young people

The National Youth Agency’s Employability programme, supported by Barclays, has smashed its target to deliver employability and life skills training to young people, bringing support to more than 112,000 young people throughout 2015.

County Durham teen champions national youth movement

A teenager from Leadgate, County Durham has been selected from thousands of young people across the country to be a national young leader for the youth programme, National Citizen Service (NCS).

Blog: Government’s Life Chances programme – will it tackle inequality?

David Cameron’s recent speech on Life Chances was a welcome departure. This government has not made many announcements on improving the prospects of the very poorest in our community so it was refreshing to hear the Prime Minister engage with the subject and acknowledge that state has a role in tackling poverty.