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EY & EY Foundation – Barriers into employment and to progression for young Black people in the UK – June 2021

Research to explore the workplace barriers faced by young Black people, aged 16-30 in the UK.

• 92% of young Black people have careers goals and amongst those with career goals, 92% believe they will achieve them
• Racism is experienced by many in a job from the interview stage (38%) to being promoted (52%), to dealing with external clients and customers (55%)
• Women (25%) are more likely to have none of the tested policies and practices in place at their work to support Black employees and applicants compared to men (9%)

Date Published: 17/06/2021

Categories: Public and communities | Social | UK

Client: EY and EY Foundation


Savanta ComRes interviewed 1,074 young Black people, aged 16-30 in the UK from 30th November to 21st December 2020. Data were weighted to be demographically representative by age, gender and UK country. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. 

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