Youth employment

Key findings from ten years of commitment and innovation in progressing BAME people in the workplace.
The race equality awards were established to provide a vehicle for employers to showcase best practice. The past ten years have provided a rich source of best practice and guidance collated in this document with a focus on Leadership / Progression / Recruitment / Engagement / and Impact. 
Business in the Community’s Race into Work: the employment status of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leavers from Higher Education in 2011/2012.
 
Four years ago, Business in the Community’s race equality campaign reported briefly on the success rates of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) graduates finding employment after leaving higher education at the end of the 2008/09 academic year.1 The report found that employment outcomes were substantially different between white and BAME graduates. In particular - that BAME graduates were significantly less likely to be employed even though they were qualified. A review of the same HESA2 data for the academic year ending 2011/12 highlighted some interesting trends but not necessarily of a positive nature:
 
The campaign's work continues:
The results of Census 2011, will give a true reflection of the composition of the UK population and probably highlight the growth of its ethnic minority communities. The need to support employers in creating diverse and inclusive environments will be even greater, including the need to address key issues around globalisation and social mobility.
Race for Opportunity, the race campaign from Business in the Community.