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Increasing Opportunities for Young Black Men in London

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The unemployment rate for young black men in London has remained persistently high despite improvements in their educational attainment. According to the Research Action Plan carried out by the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG), young black men feel they have to overcome negative stereotypes and discrimination in the job market.

Following the Action Plan aiming at bridging the gap in the employment rate between young black men and other groups of young Londoners, BTEG launched Moving On Up, a two year employability programme funded by The Trust for London and City Bridge Trust. This initiative brings together six employment organisations with a clear goal of helping 500 young black men into employment. A London Advisory Group has been set up as part of Moving On Up to further encourage companies to employ talented young black men, with a goal of increasing their rate of employment by 20%.

BTEG is also looking to increase employment opportunities for young black men in London by raising awareness of #MovingOnUpLDN among organisations involved in educating, training, supporting and employing young people, and hopes the public and especially London employers will increasingly see young black men as a strong and distinct source of talent in the capital.

Learn more about how Moving On Up has helped young black men find work, the London Advisory Group and the partner organisations involved in the project. Sign up using the form below to register your interest and help us spread the word! 



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