Blog: Craig Smith on the new youth employment initiative

On Tuesday me and my colleagues Will and Matt were invited to a Q&A with the deputy prime minister and the minister for employment Esther McVey. This was a real chance for us as young people with a range of different experiences to quiz the DPM around the issue of youth un-employment. This was especially

Young people and enterprise: a risky business?

Young people have many of the characteristics to be great entrepreneurs but are much less likely to be self-employed than older workers. That is the issue under examination by a new commission into young people and enterprise.

NYA supports national ‘youth friendly’ employment campaign.

The National Youth Agency has signed up to Youth Employment UK’s nationwide campaign to encourage MPs to support youth employment in their constituencies. On the 9th of July 2014 MPs from across the UK will be invited to sign up to the national Youth Friendly badge at a parliamentary event.

Save the date! Creative Collisions announces second annual conference

Taking place during the National Youth Agency’s annual Youth Work Week, Creative Collisions (Thursday 6 November) will draw together the force of ten youth organisations and networks

Blog: Cut youth services now and we’ll pay for it later

The figures regarding the extent of the cuts in youth service expenditure are startling. Across the board, public spending for teenagers – from youth clubs to support with drug or alcohol addiction – has fallen 36 per cent since 2010. In those areas with the highest levels of cuts, the opportunities for young people will

Youth services spending down by one-third

The amount of money spent on services for teenagers in England has fallen by 36% in the past two years, according to figures released to the BBC.

O2 Think Big invests in young people’s digital skills through a central London support hub

A 3,000+ square foot Think Big Hub opened its doors to young people in central London last night. The space will welcome 3,000 young people in its first year, helping them to develop their digital, entrepreneurial and work skills. The National Youth Agency is the lead partner on the Think Big social action programme, and

NYA leads UK-wide partnership to oversee youth and community work standards

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills has confirmed that the Joint Education Training Standards Committee (JETS) are the preferred suppliers of youth and community sector standards for the UK.