Reed thinking

We contribute to policy development

Our experience of working in some of the most disadvantaged communities has given us a unique perspectives on some of the challenges facing Government in trying to reduce unemployment and improve skill levels. We provide policy input into Government and Parliamentary inquiries, publish thought pieces and contribute to events and seminars.

Young People and Employment

Understanding the challenges facing young jobseekers read more

Having a part time job while at school dramatically improves a young person's future employment prospects, according to our new report on youth unemployment.

Our report follows a national survey of more than 2,300 young people about their experience of searching for work and the impact of unemployment on their wellbeing and confidence.

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From Care to Independence

Improving employment outcomes for care leavers. read more

Reed in Partnership has launched a new report From Care to Independence. The research focuses on the employment outcomes of young people leaving the care system.

From Care to Independence sets out a case for the Work Programme, the government's new welfare to work initiative, to support care leavers to find sustainable employment.

The current statistics show that young people leaving care are more than twice as likely to end up not in education, employment or training at the age of 19.

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Rates of Recovery

Our research shows huge disparity in the level of jobs competition across GB - download PDF


Inclusion evaluation of Work Experience Programme

CESI conducted an evaluation of the Work Experience Programme, including surveying young participants. read more

The evaluation highlights the value of employer engagement with participants and the need to ensure young people continue to receive the benefits which they are eligible for during their placement.

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Too Poor to Work

The real cost of finding work for those who have been unemployed for over a year - download PDF


New Young People Employment

Our young people employment report - download PDF


21st Century Welfare

We responded to the DWP consultation 21st Century Welfare. Read our response - download PDF


The Work Programme: A provider perspective

Our response to the Work Programme - download PDF


Independent Review into the Work Capability Assessment

Our response to the independent Work Capability Assessment operation enquiry - download PDF


Skills for Sustainable Growth

Our response to the BIS consultation document 'Skills for Sustainable Growth' - download PDF


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