The Youth Group launches Youth Verified with Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc

Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc have over 38,000 employees combined and they have partnered with the tech for good company The Youth Group to work towards becoming Youth Verified®.

Youth Verified®

The Youth Group (which is the UK's largest community of young people) has approved Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc to start the process towards becoming a Youth Verified® organisation.

What is Youth Verified®?

Youth Verified® is a verification status and process developed by The Youth Group with the support of one of the largest endorsed consultancy companies in the world alongside over 2,000 young people.

Youth Verified® was created to breakdown and understand how 'youth-first' an organisation truly is when it comes to the wants, needs and challenges of young people in the UK.

Over 300 companies have successfully become Youth Verified® with The Youth Group and now Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc joins the list of working towards Youth Verified®.

They will undertake the THRIVE formula that has been developed which is the underlining science behind what makes Youth Verified® work.

Learn more about Youth Verified® here


Who are Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc?

Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc are a leading organisation in the IT Services and IT Consulting, Utilities and Appliances, Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing industry, respectively.

They decided to work towards becoming Youth Verified® because they understand the importance of young people in today's world and want to create a meaningful, inclusive and youth-first place for young people to work, learn and thrive.

What will Youth Verified® bring to Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc?

Once Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc have completed the rigorous and in-depth Youth Verified® process, they will successfully become and be announced as Youth Verified® to our 1.7million youth community and corporate partners.

This builds trust contracts with young people as currently trust is not being seen with employers in the eyes of youth today.

Young people actively looking for opportunity in our community will then granted access to Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc for jobs, programmes, bootcamps, events and everything else that Capita plc, National Grid and Electrocomponents plc offers young people.

On average, our Youth Verified® partners see a 120% increase in applications from young people aged 18-30, once they have successfully become Youth Verified®.


Hear from the brand champions supporting Youth Verified®

Andrew Porter, Group Resourcing Director of Capita:

The Youth Group are a key partner for us as we develop our thinking and approach to youth employability specifically but also about our social responsible resourcing programme more broadly. We are so impressed with The Youth Group’s approach ensuring that organisations are not only creating great opportunities for young people but are doing so in a thoughtful and responsible way. We really value youth talent but through working with TYG on our Youth Verified accreditation we are adding a level of insight that helps us attract, retain and develop the very best young talent.

Dina Potter, Global Head of Social Impact of National Grid::

This is a much needed forward thinking approach that will help tackle youth unemployment and enable organisations to better attract and retain young talent. With an increasingly challenging jobs market, it’s important workplace cultures and support systems are set up in a way that can harness youth skills and help them achieve their full potential. We’re proud to support the Youth Verified concept and Jack’s endeavours which closely align with our global flagship community and youth investment programme, Grid for Good.

Catherine Schlieben, HR Director of National Grid:

We are thrilled to be part of this initiative. This goes hand in hand with our other work to create opportunities and careers in the energy industry and in growing the green workforce in particular. Partnering with the Youth Group is critical for us as we work to ensure that our attraction, selection and engagement of young people is transparent, inclusive and responsible.

Isabella Mascarenhas, Vice President of Electrocomponents PLC:

It is a pleasure to work with The Youth Group to achieve Youth Verified status, we are very impressed by how in-depth and detailed their process and analysis is. In addition to all the great work we already do to inspire, develop and empower young people, it gave us another layer of insight to develop the young people.

Jack Parsons, Chief Executive Officer at The Youth Group:

It has been one of our missions over the last 6 months to launch a methodology to measure how youth ready a company is and to help young people like me be able to judge quickly from the outside if a company will meaningful support them. Youth Verified is that methodology.


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