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Season 1, Debate: Is reducing youth employment young peoples’ responsibility too?

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In the Catch22Minutes podcast, we delve into some of today’s major social challenges. We speak to frontline experts, industry leaders and young people, in pursuit of ideas for reforming public services.

The first season focused on youth employment and was presented by Catch22’s Director of Communications, Melissa Milner. Each episode looked at how society can both prepare young people for today’s job market and improve the opportunities available to all young people.

It’s the final episode of Catch22Minutes’ Youth Employment series. In this first series, we have focused on youth unemployment and the challenges ahead. We have heard from employers and charities, from those working directly with young people and from those operating in specific job sectors. We’ve talked about what needs to be done to reduce the youth unemployment gap and support young people into good, sustainable jobs.

While we have shared young peoples’ stories in every episode, today we are joined by David Jordan Khanu and Bipin Khanal, members of the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit’s Young People’s Advisory Group. They’ll be responding to the question: Is reducing youth unemployment as much the responsibility of young people as it of government, businesses and others?

You’ll hear about Jordan and Bipin’s lives and what has helped them at the very start of their career journey. Jordan is currently studying sports and exercise science at the University of Portsmouth, and Bipin has recently launched his design business, Illustrated Prints.

Our panellists

Bipin Khanal

David Jordan Khanu