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.
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.