During this first series of Catch22Minutes, we've covered a host of topics relating to youth employment – from digital skills, green jobs, and the hospitality sectors, to apprenticeships and how employment is key for diversion from youth violence and preventing re-offending. We have highlighted some excellent examples of the employability programmes that exist to support young people to get the skills and the confidence to enter today's job market.
In one of the last episodes of 2021, we’re asking 'what makes good employability support?'. What is it that young people furthest from the job market need to break into the world of work? Which programmes are working and why? And what are employers doing to diversify their talent pool?
To discuss this and more, we're joined by Elizabeth Taylor, Chief Executive of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) and Lisa Jardim, Learning and Engagement Manager Arcus FM, the facilities management company. Arcus FM recently won ERSA's Employer of the Year Award, following their support of Catch22's young job seekers.
Hosted by Melissa Milner