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Employability Summit

Beyond traineeships: what does the future of pre-employment support look like for young people?

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Catch22 and the Learning and Work Institute hosted a webinar exploring pre-employment opportunities for young people in the light of standalone traineeship programmes ending in August 2023. We asked questions including:

  • What is the future of traineeships?
  • What worked and what didn’t when it came to the traineeship programme?
  • How are young people being helped in their search for quality work?
  • What does the future of pre-employment support for young people look like?

Our panellists included:

  • Steve Latus, Head of Traineeships at the Department for Education
  • Dr Fiona Aldridge, Head of Insight – Economic Delivery, Skills and Communities at West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Nicola Aylward, Head of Learning for Young People at the Learning and Work Institute
  • Sam Stanyer, Senior Operations Manager for Employability at Catch22

You also heard from young people about their experiences of pre-employment training and participants had the opportunity to share your thoughts and ask our panel questions.