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of ThinkForward’s 2021 graduates are in Education, Employment or Training

162 young people graduated from our FutureMe programme in 2021. One year later, 82% were in education, employment or training (known outcomes).

14% of graduates were in education, 55% were in work and 14% were in both work and education.

In comparison, the national government statistics for the most comparable group* of young people is 67%**. This suggests our programme graduates have collectively demonstrated incredible resilience in a challenging labour market and outperformed their peers.

* Government destination data for post-16 to 18 year olds who have not achieved Key Stage 4 English & Maths, grades 9-4 and are defined as disadvantaged, meeting at least one of the following criteria: a) Have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the previous six years; b) Have been looked after by their local authority for at least 1 day; c) Have left care through adoption, a special guardianship order, or a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).

** Source: ‘16-18 national level destinations’ from ’16-18 destination measures’, Explore education statistics. published October 2022 covering known data from all state-funded mainstream schools, academies, free schools, city technology colleges, sixth-forms and FE sector colleges.

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