Andrew Gwynne has signed the Youth Friendly MP Charter – pledging to support youth employment in Denton and Reddish.
In May this year, Youth Employment UK published their 2019 Youth Voice Census, revealing the experiences of more than 3000 14-24-year old’s as they transition between education and employment. The survey showed that young people fear that where they live, a lack of experience, and a perceived lack of jobs, as well as mental health challenges, will prevent them from finding work.
To recognise what more can be done, Youth Employment UK with the support of the APPG for Youth Employment, have created a Youth Friendly MP charter based on five key principles:
1) Youth Voice – listening to young people in order to understand their barriers and challenges to employment, and work to help them to overcome these challenges.
2) Developing Young People – supporting quality learning and development opportunities for all young people, advocating education and training pathways that meet the needs of individuals.
3) Creating Opportunities – Supporting good quality youth employment and recognising those Youth Friendly Employers that are leading the way in offering quality early careers, work experience and employment opportunities to young people.
4) Recognising Young Talent – Celebrating the important role young people play in our local economy as employees, apprentices, and graduates, and their role in our local community through social action and volunteering.
5) Fair Employment – Helping to ensure that young people are treated fairly in the work they do.
Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, said:
“As a Youth Friendly MP, I will be leading the charge for creating Youth Friendly Communities. It is vital that for all of our communities, that youth groups, parents, employers and government are working together to create a place where all young people can fulfill their potential.”