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Employment and training

Season 1, Episode 1: Digital Skills

Header image for the Catch22 Minutes podcast which reads "Season 1: Youth Employment"

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.

Around 1 in 6 young people in the UK who are searching for a job are unable to find one. The pandemic has meant many of the roles that have traditionally been occupied by young people haven’t been available, but one sector growing more rapidly than most is in technology.

In our first episode, we interview Microsofts Philanthropies Lead Sarah Foxall and TechUK’s Policy Manager in Skills, Talent and Diversity, Nimmi Patel, and from Lauren, straight from Catch22’s Digital Edge programme.

Digital Edge is a 4-week course that supports young people access a digital apprenticeship or entry level IT job with a local employer within Microsoft’s network of customers and partners.

Our panellists

Sarah Foxall

Nimmi Patel