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February 2019

Time For City Firms To Reach Out To London’s Young Black Men

Feb 27, 2019

In the most ethnically diverse city in the world, young black men struggle to land good City jobs.

A study by the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) shows that young black men are less likely than young white men to be working in London’s finance sector.

Employment initiative helps 100s of young black men in London

Feb 27, 2019

An evaluation of a two-year, £1 million project to increase the employment rates for young black men in London was launched on 18 July.

The unemployment rate for young black men is double the rate for young white men, even when they have the same level of qualifications. There are thousands of young black men in London who are available for and actively looking for work. However, it is not an impossible problem to solve. If employers, job centres, support providers and young black men pull together, we can end this inequality.

Eradicating the opportunity deficit for black, Asian and minority ethnic young people

Feb 27, 2019

Jeremy Crook, Chief Executive of the Black Training & Enterprise Group (BTEG), wrote the following essay forAll Change: Where next for apprenticeships?,  an essay collection with leading experts setting out ways to improve the quality of apprenticeships and ensure fair access to training. It was published by the Learning and Work Institute:

Macpherson 20 years on: a personal reflection

Feb 26, 2019

The murder of Stephen Lawrence and the Lawrence family’s arduous pursuit for justice marked a painful period for the nation. For many it crystallised the struggles of Britain’s black and minority ethnic communities for acceptance and equality in British society.

Race equality coalition calls on the government to share plans for responding to racism post-Brexit

Feb 25, 2019

CORE, a coalition of race equality organisations from across the UK, met on 18 February to reflect on the state of racism in Britain today, and how we as a society are responding to it.

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