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Blog: Yasmin Lodhi on her role at the Think Big Hub

The Hub is managed by NYA and is run by a small team (The Hubbles) it’s made possible by O2 with support from Telefonica foundation. We are the new arrival to what is now known as Tech City. 16 Hoxton Square is now a perky people place!

Consultation on Youth Work Practice Level 2 & 3 Qualifications

The awarding organisations of England and Wales are working with the the National Youth Agency and ETS Wales to review the qualifications for Level 2 and Level 3 Youth Work in Practice.

Free training for youth workers: Money skills for young people

The partnership that brought you Barclays Money Skills ‘champions’ is delighted to offer a free one day training course for professionals working with young people : Money Skills for Young People – using the financial capability toolkit developed by Barclays.

Blog: Fiona Blacke on the new Neets data

New government data shows that the number of young people aged 16-18 years old and not in education, employment or training is the lowest for 20 years. These reductions are really welcome and hopefully it’s a trend that will continue.

“You’re less likely to get a job if you’re 16 or 17 than you are if you’re 50.”

Fiona Blacke, CEO of the National Youth Agency, has responded to newly announced Government measures to support older people in work, which they say could boost the economy by billions.

Members invited to shape the future of the IYW

Today sees the launch of the election process for the IYW Council, which will oversee the work of the Institute for Youth Work.

Commission into young people and enterprise: what’s your view?

An independent commission into young people and enterprise recently launched by the National Youth Agency and A4e is inviting the views of business people, youth workers and young people. The commission has been established to explore the opportunities, challenges and support needs of young people in setting up a business.

Blog: Katie Morton on the importance of social action.

The Social Action Journey Fund (SAJF) is a programme that has been introduced to aid young people’s development within their role in a community and will explore what it is they can offer to others.

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.

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