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Youth Insight: the reality and aspirations of the world of work for British youth

Youth Insight: the reality and aspirations of the world of work for British youth

Monday, 23 September 2013 - Tuesday, 23 July 2013
12:30 - 14:00
Regent Room, Grand Hotel, Labour party conference, Brighton


Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Minister of State of Employment

Ben Reid, Senior Researcher, The Work Foundation

Puja Darbari, Uk Director, Strategy, Barnardo's

James Watts, Vice President HR, KFC

Stefan Stern, Business, Politics and Management Writer, Visiting professor at CASS Business School

The focus of the event was: what should policymakers, recruiters and employers be doing to ensure young people achieve their aspirations for work? Ensuring young people develop the skills and have the work opportunities to progress their careers is a pressing issue for policymakers and for society. The challenging broader labour market context makes this even more of a priority. There need to be better connections between education, recruitment, job-matching and in-work training. But often the voices of young people in improving the system are missing from the debate. Featuring new research with young people on their attitude and approach to development opportunities and work, this panel session will explore how employers and policy makers can better understand young people’s aspirations and approach to work and development opportunities, and use this insight to improve employment outcomes for all young people. 

Download the summary from Dods Monitoring here


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