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Moving On Up

The unemployment rate for young black men in the UK, the great majority of whom live in London, is more than double the rate for young white men. This disparity has   persisted for years. In a bid to tackle this, Trust for London, City Bridge Trust and the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) have been working together on the Moving on Up initiative, a programme to improve employment outcomes for young black men in London.     

In Phase One of the programme, from 2015 to 2017, Moving on Up worked with a network of employment support providers to help more than 250 young black men into jobs. It aimed to do this by funding work that would improve the support offered to them and increase their pathways into employment. It also undertook policy influencing work to promote greater action to address the issue.

The lessons from Moving on Up Phase One are in the full  Evaluation Report or you can read the summary.      

A new phase of the Moving on Up programme began in October 2017 and will run until late 2020. Phase Two will continue to focus on employment outcomes for young black men in London but with a greater emphasis on developing replicable models which could work in other geographic areas and for other ethnic groups facing barriers to labour market access and progression.

For Phase Two, the Moving on Up partners are joined by the Greater London Authority

For further information about the Initiative contact:
Jeremy Crook, BTEG – 020  7832 5800 email:

Bola Abisogun for Moving On Up

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