Meaningful employment can be life-changing yet for many young people, stepping onto the first rung of the career ladder can feel near impossible. At Talent RISE, we know this is all too true. Working with young people daily to provide pathways to meaningful employment, we know first-hand just how tough the job search can be. This report goes beyond the numbers of the youth unemployment crisis to uncover the real stories, hopes, and fears of over 200 young people as they navigate the working world now and into the future.

Through the stats and stories in this report, we hope to shed a light on these young peoples’ experiences and empower you to make life-changing impact for youth. Are you ready to discover the reality of the youth unemployment crisis, uncover the potential of young people, and make a real difference?


Key findings

Help us make a difference

At Talent RISE we talk to young people everyday, but we’re always looking for partners to help turn these conversations into action.

We’d especially love to hear from you if:

  • You’re an employer interested in working with us to support young people, including by providing opportunities, sponsoring our work and more.
  • You’re an organisation that would like to refer young people to us, or otherwise work together to support their journey into meaningful employment.

Contact the Talent RISE team


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