Welcome to Youth Quest

Turning Local Problems into Global Opportunities !

ABOUT US

This Project aims to deliver good news in a society that has been miserably affected and impacted by consistent bad news through helping youth find employment and learn skills in businesses who recognize the vital role that youth play in our communities, society and nation. The Project aims to take a problem that is local and turn it into an opportunity that is global. Read more...

TURNING A PROBLEM
INTO AN OPPORTUNITY

Youth Quest is all about changing mindsets in order to conquer the day to day grind. Through Youth Quest, we are taking a problem that plagues our youth, societies, nation to turn it into an opportunity that is global.

Youth Quest meets five (5) of the seventeen (17) United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030:

The Youth Unemployment crisis is an opportunity when properly siezed can be channeled to get the businesses who participate in this to enjoy the creativity, zeal, energy, passion, freshness, vitality of youth and to facilitate innovation.

However, first, we need to identify the magnitude of the problem in the United Kingdom in order to seize the bull by the horns and subdue it. All things are POSSIBLE!

THE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM

According to the Youth Unemployment Statistics (Powell, A, House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 5871, 15 December 2020, p 2) which analysed raw data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) comparing the last quarter, August –October 2020, with the pre- pandemic quarter of January – March 2020:

Unemployment for young people has increased by 73,000, a 14% increase. The increase for men was 55,000, a 19% increase, while, while the increase for women was 18,000, an 8% increase. The unemployment rate has increased to 14.5% from 12.1%.
The number of youth who were employed but lost their jobs was 278,000, a 7% fall. In comparison, the fall for men has been larger, with employment levels falling by 9% for men and by 6% for women.
The number of unemployed young people between the age of 16-24 increased by 124,000 in the last year.
The number of young people in employment fell by 244,000 from the previous quarter.
The youth unemployment rate was 14.5%, compared to an unemployment rate of 4.9% for the whole population.
Notably, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits, has increased by 282,000 from March to November 2020, an increase of 120%.
Some of this increase will be due to employed people who have become eligible for Universal Credit as part of the Government response.
As at 31st August 2020, 376,000 jobs held by those aged 24 or under were on furlough, which was 9% of eligible jobs. Almost two million jobs held by young people, and almost half of the eligible jobs, were furloughed at some point between March and the end of July.
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Graph showing Annual Change in Economic Activity for UK youth, Aug-Oct 2020

Source: (Powell, A, House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 5871, 15 December 2020, p 3)

Graph showing Number of young people unemployed, 2003-2020

Source: (Powell, A, House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 5871, 15 December 2020, p 4)

Graph showing Youth Unemployment rates in the EU

Source: (Eurostat cited in Powell, A, House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 5871, 15 December 2020, p 7

OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES

PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS

We seek to engage Partners and Stakeholders to see Youth Employed and are looking to collaborate with the following:

UK Government

Councils

Chamber of Commerce

Youth Parliament

Private Sector Associations