One of the Tutor Trust’s key funders, Impetus, have announced the launch of a new report into a ‘Youth Jobs Gap’ existing in the North West.

The new report, ‘Youth Jobs Gap: The Employment Gap in the North West’, examines how a young person’s chances in education are impacted by their local authority and why young people in the North West are more likely to not be in education, employment or training (NEET) than in England as a whole.

The report reveals some staggering statistics, for instance that 28% of young people who were eligible for free school meals in the North West were subsequently NEET after leaving school, though only 13% of those not eligible for free school meals ended up NEET.

Impetus launched the report with a gathering of sector leaders who are committed to addressing this issue, including both Tutor Trust co-founders, Abigail Shapiro and Nick Bent. They were delighted that Impetus CEO Andy Ratcliffe specifically praised Tutor Trust as one of its partner organisations in the North West. 

Impetus invest in proven solutions to the challenges outlined in this new research, and Tutor Trust is proud to have such a strong evidence base for the quality and impact of its work across Greater Manchester and Merseyside. 

Also in attendance at the launch was Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and guest speaker at last year’s Tutor Trust Summer Reception. Tutor Trust works closely with Andy Burnham and with his team at the Combined Authority. At the Summer Reception in June 2018, Andy Burnham said:

“I passionately support the Tutor Trust – it fits completely with everything we are trying to achieve through devolution in Greater Manchester.”

We are delighted to have Impetus acknowledge the work we do in the North West region and to be working with them on a three-year plan for our charity’s development. We would further like to congratulate Impetus on their ‘Youth Jobs Gap’ report and hope to make a positive difference to the lives of the sort of young people highlighted in the report.