Annual Report

We believe that the potential of the UK’s young people is unlimited, and an academic education on its own is not enough. As a national charity we motivate young people to succeed in the changing world of work by equipping them with the work skills, knowledge and confidence they need.

We work directly with young people, teachers, parents, businesses and influencers to help build a successful and sustainable future for all young people and society at large.

Since 1962, we have worked with both the business and education sectors to engage over four million young people. We believe passionately in the power of ‘learning by doing’ and the difference that it has made and continues to make to the lives, futures and ambitions of young people.

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What we achieved
Our Reach

In 2017/18 we engaged young people in over 320,000 learner opportunities, helping them to develop their business, financial and entrepreneurial capabilities. A 43% increase on the previous year.

Areas of Deprivation

We increased our work in the 30% most deprived areas in England and Wales, working with 39% if secondary schools, an increase from 34% the previous year.


Our Impact

We continue to make good progress in measuring the impact our programmes have on young people, helping them to achieve successful and sustainable transitions into work.

Digital Platforms

We invested in our online platforms for Fiver and Tenner Challenges and launched YE Market Place, an online sales platform for YE student companies.