Youth unemployment online discussion| East Midlands

  • Date: 25/05/2021
  • Time: 11:00 -12:30
  • Location: Online
  • URL: Event Link
What are the challenges young people face when seeking employment today? What can be done to protect and create more jobs for young people?

About this event

How you can help

In the UK, youth unemployment has been a longstanding issue with rates of unemployment typically higher amongst those aged 16-24 than older adults. Before the Coronavirus pandemic, rates of unemployment for 16-24 year olds had been falling, however research shows that young people are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and there is concern that it could affect their job prospects in the years to come.

The House of Lords Youth unemployment Committee was appointed in January 2021 to investigate youth unemployment, education and skills for those aged 16-24 in England. As part of its inquiry, the Committee are interested in hearing about the challenges faced by young people when seeking employment and what can be done to protect and create more jobs for young people.

During the session, the Committee will be hearing from young people who have experience of unemployment, education providers and organisations that provide support for unemployed young people.

Once all participants have joined the call and been welcomed, you will then be split into three smaller groups (breakout rooms) for an informal discussion around the topic. Two of these breakout rooms will be designated for young people, and will be facilitated by a young person with experience around the topic. The third breakout room will be designated for representatives of organisations around youth employment and will be facilitated by a member of the committee.

When and Where?

Online: Microsoft Teams

Date and time: Tuesday 25 May, 11:00 -12:30

Important event information This event will be held on Microsoft Teams. If you are using a computer, then you can open Teams in a browser without having to download it. And if you are a using a smartphone device then you can download the app without needing an account. The link for the meeting will be sent to participants 48 hours before the event. if you don’t have much experience of Microsoft Teams, we’ll be happy to do a test call with you beforehand.

The event will be recorded, and an anonymised transcript created which will be submitted to the Committee. This will appear on the Committee’s website. Names will not be shared outside of the Committee team. Whilst the transcripts are anonymous if we have a safeguarding concern about anything we may have to breach this confidentiality.

All Parliamentary events are subject to change or cancellation at short notice if required due to official parliamentary business.

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 Learn more

UK Parliament Select Committee Engagement events are opportunities for members of the public to share their views and experiences with the MPs and staff of UK Parliament committees. If you’d like to learn more about these events, and what to expect, watch our short videofrom a previous engagement event.

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