Webinar: Tackling Youth Unemployment, Covid & Beyond (14 Jan)

Public Policy Exchange will be hosting a webinar on Tackling Youth Unemployment, Covid & Beyond which will take place on 14 January 2021 at 9:30am-1pm.

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Key Speakers

Tony Wilson – Director of the Institute for Employment Studies

MP James Daly – Chair of the APPG for Youth Employment

Afzal Rahman – Policy Officer at the Trade Union Congress (TUC)

MP Ian Mearns – Chair of the Backbench Business Committee

Chris Russell – Policy Lead for Skills and Talent at National Centre for Universities and Business


  • Analyse the impact of the coronavirus on unemployment trends relating to young people
  • Examine how a furlough schema that will only protect “viable” jobs may disproportionately impact young people
  • Look at how young people will be affected by the economic disruption in the years following the pandemic
  • Engage with the latest policy developments aimed at tackling youth unemployment including the Kickstart scheme and efficacy of institutions like the National Careers Service
  • Understand the effectiveness of apprenticeship and traineeship schemes in the UK, and how they can be improved
  • Develop viable solutions to boost youth employment and create quality jobs with the support of employment services and employer’s organisations
  • Strategies to minimise skills mismatches in the current labour market
  • Understand the importance of vocational training
  • Participate in interactive and constructive discussions with key stakeholders in the field of youth employment
  • Discuss ways to make a smoother transition from the educational to the work environment and bridge the gaps between education providers and employers