June 2014

Free webinar: the youth unemployment crisis – is training and development part of the problem or the answer?

Live webinar debate – Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 14:00 (BST)
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Hundreds of thousands of young people are currently taking their exams. For many these will be the springboard for the rest of their lives. For others, they could be the start of a long hard road to try to get into work and create a viable future for themselves. Employers continually report school isn’t preparing young people for the world of work and this is why the UK has a continuing problem of high levels of youth unemployment. But is that the only reason?

In this live debate, in partnership with Personnel Today, we’ll discuss this issue and consider the impact of youth unemployment on the long-term growth and competitiveness of the British economy. We’ll explore some of the possible reasons behind the high levels of youth unemployment in the UK and what can be done about it. Critically, we’ll examine what part employers and the wider training agenda can play in providing long term solutions – or are we part of the problem?

Join our presenters Gavin Hubbard, Head of Service Proposition – learndirect, Mike Thompson – Head of Employability Programmes – Barclays and Laura-Jane Rawlings, Chief Executive Officer – Youth Employment UK

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Free webinar: case study for implementation of an Apprenticeship programme – why every business should have one

Tuesday 3 June 2014, 11am
As part of Vocational Qualifications Day, we’ll be hosting a free webinar with Campaign for Learning, outlining the case for implementing an Apprenticeship programme. Steve Morris from learndirect will be joined by panel members, Tricia Hartley, CEO Campaign for Learning, David Way, former CEO of the National Apprenticeship Service and Joe Parry, Learning & Development Manager at HSS Hire.

Missed the webinar?
Don’t worry, you can view a recording of the event here >