Youth Unemployment Committee hears from Tesco, Compass Group, Channel 4 and BAE Systems
The Youth Unemployment Committee is hearing the views of major businesses in creative, hospitality, food and defence sectors on apprenticeships, skills and the education system. The session is the third of the Committee’s new inquiry examining youth unemployment, education and skills.
Themes for discussion
- The role of apprenticeships in plugging skills gaps prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- How valuable and effective the Kickstart Scheme is.
- The skills shortages likely to arise in the next five to ten years.
- Whether young people applying for work have the right skillset for the workplace, and the skills to adapt to future challenges.
- The benefits of an academic education versus technical or vocational training.
- Incentives businesses need to be able to sustain their provision of apprenticeships and/or traineeships, and Kickstart placements.
- How businesses can support young school leavers who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.