The Youth Group is excited to announce a new partnership with Pret A Manger! Pret is the latest enterprise working to receive The Youth Group’s Youth Verified tick as a result of their cast iron commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace, bringing youth into the room and developing young people into future players. 

Youth Verified is a new verification evaluating the readiness of companies to attract, develop, and retain a future-focused youth workforce. Young people can be sure that any company that carries The Youth Group’s Youth Verified ‘tick’ has been through a rigorous step by step vetting process, and has made a commitment to attracting, engaging, and developing youth.

What’s more, twenty senior leaders at Pret have come on board as verified youth mentors in our MentorMe programme, specialising in human resources, product development, retail, and technology. We’re absolutely delighted that some of the amazing team at Pret have committed to becoming youth mentors. 


David Carter, UK People Director at Pret said:

"We are delighted to partner with The Youth Group. At Pret, we want to create opportunities for as many people as we can, and an integral part of our approach is to achieve youth verified status. We have been so impressed with the fantastic work of The Youth Group – the way they champion, develop and break down employment barriers for young people. Becoming a Youth Verified employer ensures we are doing the right thing for young people, offering the right support and creating an environment where young people can thrive and build a successful career with us."


Leon, Ambassador / UK Leadership Team at The Youth Group said:

“Working closely with the amazing team at Pret AManger to help them become a youth-first, youth friendly brand has been brilliant. Along with working towards Youth Verified we have partnered to also provide mentoring for our young people from their fantastic senior leadership team. We are excited to have Pret A Manger in cohort 2 alongside 50 other brands.”