Teams sought for youth unemployment challenge

Teams of designers and youth organisations are being sought to design, build and launch new digital projects in a £150 000 challenge that aims to tackle youth unemployment.


Source: Jason Cartwright

The Design Council and social investment organisation Nominet Trust are offering three teams £50 000 each in the Working Well Design Challenge.

The teams are being asked to propose ideas for digital projects that will offer young people new opportunities to participate in society, both economically and socially.

Mat Hunter, chief design officer at the Design Council, says, ‘With record numbers of 16-24-year-olds not in education, employment or training, there is a pressing need to improve how young people secure the opportunities they deserve.

‘We believe well-designed digital technology can build upon the skills and abilities of young people and the exceptional work of those already supporting them.’

The deadline for applications is 20 June, and the submissions will be judged by an advisory board of experts in design, digital technology, business and working with young people. For further information visit

The three winning teams will be announced in July.

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  • Paul Williams November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Let’s hope each of the teams will have some recently graduated creatives who cannot find employment as they will be the most aware and also get some vital experience.

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