Join us online for The Good Youth Employment Symposium on 23-27 November 2020

Diversity. Inclusion. Race. Disability. Mental health and wellbeing. Good youth employment needs great HR. We invite all HR professionals and employers to attend our high-impact online lunchtime events running from 23-27 November.

Attend the virtual symposium for free.

Download the symposium event pack.

We’re delighted to host the Good Youth Employment Symposium, a virtual event taking place across the week of the 23rd of November. It will provide employers and HR professionals with an opportunity to explore the youth employment challenges facing young people and provide practical and inspirational support for businesses in becoming more Youth Friendly.

With thanks to the National Lottery, you can attend this high-impact virtual symposium free of charge. This online event supporting good youth employment is the first of its kind!

The symposium will begin with an expert panel discussion chaired by Diane Modahl MBE, CEO of  Diane Modahl Sports Foundation and Chair of the Greater Manchester Young Person’s Task Force.

Symposium sessions will run daily across lunchtime for the week commencing 23rd November


Sessions will bring to life the challenges facing young people with additional needs, through the lived experience of young people telling their own stories and working with expert organisations and youth-friendly employers to create a set of practical recommendations for colleagues to put into practice.

Symposium sessions will cover Disability, Race & ethnicity, Young offenders, Mental health and Socio-economic factors.

Good Youth Employment Symposium Agenda

Guest Panelists

  • Minister for Employment Mims Davies MP
  • Tony Wilson, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies
  • Clare Boden-Hatton, Head of Skills Delivery at West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO of Youth Employment UK
  • Patrick Cantellow, Director and Youth Ambassador Chair of Youth Employment UK

Symposium session outcomes:

  • To give an overview of the landscape and policy context
  • To hear from young people with lived experience
  • Best practice from employers and sector specialists
  • Practical steps to removing barriers

Session Speakers:

Closing the Symposium on Friday the 27th November will the Youth Employment UK Impact & Awards Celebration, where we will hear from Youth Employment UK the key impact headlines of its work across 2020 and announce the winners of the coveted Youth Friendly Employer of the Year Awards.

For more information, please email or call 01536 513388.

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