Runnymede Trust research opportunity: Workforce Integration Research in London (Black Young Men)

Labour market statistics show that a higher proportion of young black men now have degrees compared to 20 years ago, but they are still more likely to experience unemployment and/or underemployment compared to young men from other ethnic groups.

The Greater London Authority have commissioned the Runnymede Trust to  fully understand the extent of the problem, to make employers more aware of it and support young black men and employers with potential solutions.

Runnymede Trust are undertaking research on ‘workforce integration’ in London and seeking to interview young black men (ages 18-30) in September 2018. They want to know about about your experience of finding job adverts, applying for jobs, getting interviews and the interview process, and applying for promotion in the digital or the construction sector in London.

The research consists of two strands:

  • Research on identifying innovative recruitment methods among employers to recruit and retain under-represented groups, including young black men
  • Qualitative research to identify workforce integration issues for young black men (ages 18-30).

They are prepared to come to a location convenient for you, and are also prepared to offer you a £20 voucher as a thank you for your time in this project.

All data and contributions will be kept confidential and anonymised.

If you wish to participate in this project, please get in  touch with project manager Dr Zubaida Haque at with the following subject heading “Interviews for workforce integration research”.

Find out more about the research.