Promoting social inclusion in the labour market


Youth Employment Convention 2014

13th May 2014 - 14th May 2014

The KIA Oval Cricket Ground, London

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'Generation Found – driving full employment for young people'

Join Inclusion and Convention partners: the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) on May 13/14 2014 at the biggest UK convention addressing youth employment and achievement.  

Inclusion and AELP are delighted to announce the 2014 Convention Lead Sponsor: Tomorrow's People

View the Convention's interactive exhibition floor plan! 

Despite a raft of new initiatives and reforms, youth unemployment and disengagement remain troublingly high. Unemployment has hovered around one million for the last five years with long-term unemployment rising to the highest it has been since comparable records began and an estimated one in five young people designated NEET – storing up problems for their future wellbeing, their families, communities and the economy. Meanwhile two out of three young people who get free school meals leave the education system without five good GCSEs including Maths and English, while we lag behind almost all other developed economies on literacy and numeracy. Too many young people are out of work, for too long, with too few of the skills they need to progress in to good, long term, jobs and careers.

However, local and national partners across the UK are fighting back – creating opportunity, impacting on social mobility, nurturing talent, demonstrating the business benefits of employing young people and preparing young people for tomorrow’s jobs, today.

Building upon the success of the Youth Employment Convention 2013 which analysed the challenges young people face, the 2014 Youth Employment Convention will be showcasing those interventions that are evidenced to be working and providing the opportunities our young people need in order to succeed.

With just 12 months to go before the next election the Convention intends to create a dynamic conversation over two days involving young people, employers, providers of support services, commissioners, policy makers and stakeholders - culminating in a Call to Action intending to put youth employment and skills at the heart of the manifestos of all the major political parties.

This event will give a voice to everyone who cares about the future prospects of the UK’s prime asset – its young people.
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Confirmed Speakers

Baroness Stedman Scott
Chief Executive, Tomorrow's People
Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell
  • Baroness Gillian Shephard, Deputy Chair, Social Mobility Commission
  • Mark Fisher, Social Justice Director, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Rushanara Ali MP , Shadow Education Minister
  • Monique Newton, Great Britain Champion Power Lifter
  • Joe Billington, Director, National Careers Service
  • Stephen Gardner, Chief Executive, Fair Train
  • Maggie Kalnins, Chief Executive, Inclusion Trust
  • Dr Tessa Stone, Chief Executive, Brightside Trust
  • Ruth Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, Careers College Trust
  • Lord Kenneth Baker, Chair, The Edge Foundation
  • Barbara Spicer, Chief Executive, Skills Funding Agency
  • Susannah Clements, Deputy Chief Executive, CIPD
  • Fintan Donohue, Chief Executive, Gazelle Group of Colleges
  • Baroness O'Cathain, House of Lords, EU Committee
  • Lottie Dexter, Director, Million Jobs Campaign
  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, The RSA

Confirmed Exhibitors

  • Ascentis
  • AELP
  • Barnardo's
  • CATCH22
  • Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion
  • Fair Train
  • NCFE
  • NCS Trust
  • The REED NCFE Partnership
  • Tomorrow's People

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