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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Youth Unemployment

Youth Unemployment Committee
Youth Unemployment

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Start times: 10.15am (private) 10.15am (public)

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Youth Unemployment Committee to take evidence from youth groups and business voices

The Youth Unemployment Committee is holding a double evidence session with representatives from national youth organisations, business and industry. The session is the second of the Committee’s new inquiry, examining youth unemployment, education and skills.

Meeting details

At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Head of Research at Youth Futures Foundation
Chief Executive at Youth Employment UK
Co-Chair at Youth Employment Group
At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
CEO Designate at The 5% Club
Head of People Policy at British Chambers of Commerce
Youth Engagement Executive at City and Guilds Group
At 12.15pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Youth Unemployment

This evidence session will be held remotely and streamed on Parliament TV.

Themes for discussion

  • Why past schemes and policies have failed to tackle youth unemployment.
  • How the pandemic will impact young people’s careers and experiences of work in the future.
  • The barriers to employment faced by some groups such as young BAME people, and how this can be tackled.
  • How employers can reach those furthest from the labour market, such as vulnerable young people and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • The effectiveness of Government initiatives such as the Youth Offer, Kickstart and apprenticeship incentives.
  • The role of business and industry in supporting employment, careers education and skills development.
  • Whether traditional educational routes such as GCSEs and A Levels are preparing young people for work.

The committee’s work can be followed on its website and via Twitter.

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