Our Research and Insights

We held our inaugural Youth Action Forum on 13 July 2022, bringing together a group of employers and partners from across our network to discuss some of the challenges and barriers businesses are facing with regards to running work experience programmes and more importantly, potential solutions to help ensure we continue to offer quality work opportunities for young people.

The Youth Action Forum provides a space for peer-to-peer sharing, collaboration and learning from each other on how to succeed. Co-created by its participants, the style and focus of the forum will be shaped by our network, following real-world feedback and emergent issues.

Watch out for further information on future sessions and how to join. As always, please let us know if you have any additional thoughts or comments.

Read a summary of Youth Action Forum – Session 1 here

MtW members can read the Detailed Appendix here.

Read a summary of this year’s Youth Summit here.



Launched in November 2021, The Large Employers and the Youth Labour Market research report commissioned by Movement to Work and Youth Futures Foundation, and co-sponsored by Accenture and Sage, looks at how large employers engage with youth employment programmes and examines ways they can do it better and make a more meaningful impact.

In response to the research findings, Movement to Work, with the help of Accenture, have created Young, Inspired and Employed an employer facing summary of the report focussed on core insights, key benefits and actionable recommendations.

Read Young, Inspired and Employed here

Read Large Employers and the Youth Labour Market here.

Movement to Work is a not-for-profit coalition of UK employers, youth-outreach organisations, training providers and government allies – all aiming to level the playing field for young people aged 16-30 facing barriers to work. As a robust delivery partner, Movement to Work works with employers to design bespoke youth employability programmes, either in-house or through one of their recommended training providers. With hundreds of organisational members, Movement to Work has a proven track record of driving social mobility with over 125,000 work placements delivered to date, made possible by employers, charities and government working together. Collectively Movement to Work has provided young people with diverse and empowering experiences ranging from hospitality to engineering, with regional hubs working in London, the Midlands, North East and North West to make a real difference nationwide.

The Movement to Work membership includes some of the biggest UK employers including Accenture, Unilever, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, BT, BAE Systems, Sage, Salesforce, Barclays, Centrica, Diageo, HSBC, IBM, Marriott, NHS, Department for Work and Pensions, and the British Army.

Movement to Work’s support is free of charge and can provide employers with tools and connections from beginning to end. All that is asked in return is that employers create quality opportunities for young people.

For more information on how your business can improve its engagement with youth employment initiatives and maximise the benefits, reach out to Movement to Work and get started today.

 Contact us: info@movementtowork.com