How can YOU help change the future of work for young people?

Make-NEETs-History (1)According to Impetus PEF, the average young person who is out of work for over six months will suffer a wage scar of over £50k in their lifetime.

These and other scary facts are the galvanising force which have brought multiple groups of stakeholders together to think about the future of work for young people.   I am proud and delighted to be named as one of the groups commissioners.  It is an important group to be part of.

What is the Future of Work Commission?

NUS launched the Commission on the Future of Work to deal with the very real concerns of education leavers across the UK.   The Commission is a call for evidence from students, students’ unions, employers and stakeholders from across the private, public and not for profit sectors on the challenges and solutions to student and study-leaver employment issues and is led by a panel of experts in the space.

The Commission will make recommendations to key groups to affect real outcomes, with the findings guiding NUS campaigning on employment ahead of the general election.

Who are the commissioners?

• Toni Pearce, NUS President (Chair)
• Professor David Blanchflower, Professor of Economics, Dartford College
• Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UKCES
• Dr Adam Marshall, Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce
• Paul Nowak, Assistant General Secretary, TUC
• Peter Cheese, Chief Executive CIPD
• Dr Tessa Stone, Chief Executive, Brightside Trust
• Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, Association of Graduate Recruiters
• Dupsy Abiola, CEO and Founder, Intern Avenue
• Dave Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (CESI)
• Sue Ferns, Chair, Unions 21
• David Pollard, Education and Skills Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
• Catherine Sermon, Employability Director, Business in the Community
• Tricia Riley, Director of Human Resources, Transport for London

What can you do?

The Commission asks for evidence from students and stakeholders from across the private, public and not for profit sectors. There are just under two weeks to submit your evidence before the Commission closes on Monday 30 June.

More information

Please contact Lucy Hawthorne, NUS Campaigning Partnership and Policy Officer on lucy.hawthorne@nus.org.uk or 07585969865.

You can follow the Commission and NUS’ campaign at #NewDealforWork

Dupsy Abiola

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