Articles from Impetus

Poor children twice as likely to end up jobless - qualifications alone won’t close the gap

The ‘NEET trap’ is locking young people out of the labour market for the long term

Most young people out of work are stuck for the long-term A new report published today reveals for the first time the extent to which becoming NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) pulls young people into long-term economic inactivity. Published today by Impetus, The Long-Term NEET Population finds 75% of young people who are NEET for three months have been NEET for 12 months.

GCSE Results confusion must not distract from long-term inequalities in our education system

Today's #GCSE solutions could be next year's problems  The algorithm controversy of 2020 must not steal focus from the underlying inequalities in the education system. 

The #Coronavirus kids – Youth Employment in the #StayHome age

The last 10 days have been unsettling even for those of us with jobs, homes and savings. For young people from disadvantaged backgrounds without those anchors, a better adjective would be frightening.

Gaining insights into young people who are NEET is as easy as L-E-O

Urgent help needed for London’s jobless young people: Five key recommendations

New report reveals that there is a ‘Youth Jobs Gap’ between rich and poor children in London, leaving poorer young people locked out of the labour market  Young people from a disadvantaged background in London are not getting the support they need to succeed in the capital’s thriving jobs market, according to a ground-breaking report, ‘The Employment Gap in London’, from London Councils and Impetus.

A Fair Chance: A manifesto from Impetus

Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life. We find, fund and build the most promising charities working with these young people, providing them with a unique package of support.

The Evidence and Impact Exchange is a welcome move in promoting access, success and progression in #HE for underrepresented groups

We welcome the announcement today from the Office for Students (OfS) that King’s College London, Nottingham Trent University and the Behavioural Insights Team have been appointed to run the Evidence and Impact Exchange (EIX) – a ‘What Works Centre’ to promote access, success and progression in higher education (HE) for underrepresented groups of students.

Impetus-PEF announce £3.65 million backing to support disadvantaged young people

Tackling the barriers that disadvantaged young people face in getting qualifications, accessing university and securing long term employment are the drivers behind a £3.65 million grant funding, announced by Impetus-PEF.

Scrapping minimum spend on widening participation a backward step by Office for Students

Ofs decision to scrap minimum spending level for widening participation “a backward step”, says Impetus-PEF CEO. 

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