APPG for Youth Employment Launch Inquiry: Employer support for youth employment

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We are delighted to announce the latest All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Employment Inquiry: “Employer Support for Youth Employment”. Submissions are welcome, with a deadline of 1st March 2019.

Focus of the inquiry

Considering the role government is asking employers to play in Careers Education, Apprenticeships, T-Levels, Work Experience and Welfare we want to explore:

  • What is working well
  • Where there may be tension in the systems
  • How prepared schools, colleges are to support these asks.

Are all young people able to access the quality support they need from employers? Are employers at saturation point? As the scale and ask grows, how can we ensure quality across all engagements-  and how are SMEs being supported to engage with this agenda?

This series will be an opportunity to examine the Government’s key asks of employers. It will also be an opportunity for businesses to share their experiences; for Members of Parliament to highlight the work taking place in their constituencies; for the APPG to explore if there is still more work to do; and to examine what delivery of future work in this policy area might look like.

Scope of the inquiry

The APPG for Youth Employment welcomes submissions addressing some or all of the following points:

What are the asks of government on employers regarding youth employment, are these appropriate, is there a strategic view across government of managing the expectation, supply and demand?

  • Are schools, colleges and youth organisations able to manage the supply and demand needs they have?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of relying on the businesses community to fill some of these gaps?
  • What is working well, what does a great employer look like?
  • What could be done at a local and national level to support employers?

Submissions

Download inquiry information and submission guidelines

Submissions deadline: Submissions should be emailed to ljr@youthemployment.org.uk by the 1st of March 2019, no later than 5pm.

Submissions should follow the set guidelines. Submissions which are received after the deadline or do not follow the guidelines may be rejected.

2019 Meeting Dates
Jan 28th external organisations will be invited to give evidence
Feb 25th external organisations will be invited to give evidence
April 29th a Minister from Government will be invited to present and receive the inquiry report

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For more information, please email info@youthemployment.org.uk or call 01536 513388.

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