Quality of Work and Young People Survey

Posted 11.06.2021

Stakeholder Managers work in partnership with a wide spectrum of organisations to promote opportunities for ‘good work’.

Good work offers job security, provides a decent income, widens social networks and gives people a purpose. This contributes to improving physical and mental wellbeing. The health benefits of good work extend beyond working-age adults to their children, wider social network and communities.

These characteristics reflect good work:

  • job security
  • pay is reflective of the role and its value and is a balance between effort and reward
  • work that prevents harm, ensuring a safe and healthy workplace
  • physical work environment is safe, encourages productivity and prevents isolation
  • design of the job allows an element of autonomy and control
  • promotes good mental health and reduces stress
  • balance between demand and control
  • balances power between workers and employer
  • encourages and supports good health, including a work life balance and appropriate career progression
  • provides a fair pay reward – at least the ‘living wage’

The Institute for Employment Studies and the Health Foundation are undertaking research that focuses on improving access to good quality work for young people aged 16-25 . They are inviting response to their survey that looks to understand young people’s views about the quality of opportunities available to them, and will ask questions on how young people define and value the quality work, and on experience(s) of work young people may have had to date.   Participation in the survey will help this project understand what changes need to take place to improve young people’s experience of work.


BBO is having a significant impact on individual lives, supporting people to increase their confidence, independence and achieve their employment aspirations.

See what our participants have to say in these case studies …

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