Youth Employment Initiative
This category recognises the challenges faced by young people entering the workforce. Entries should demonstrate how their organisation’s initiative has attracted talent that may have otherwise gone untapped. Relevant to this category are apprenticeships, traineeships, internships and other types of recruitment and development of workers aged 16 to 24 years that have had a positive impact on the organisation and the wider community. Judges will look for entries that demonstrate strong results in terms of the skills and abilities developed, retention, and financial benefits to the organisation. Graduate schemes have a separate award category but their role in the organisation’s wider youth employment initiatives will be considered here also.
Entries open to HR teams within an organisation and suppliers working with them