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Employment and training

Season 1, Episode 2: The Hospitality Sector

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.

The UK Hospitality Industry employs over 3.2 million people and contributes to over £130 billion in economic activity, but it’s been hit hard by both Brexit and the impact of COVID-19. As the country reopens and the recovery starts, we discuss what the opportunities are for young people wanting to start a career in hospitality – and what that means for businesses looking to recruit.

We are joined by The House of St Barnabas CEO Rosie Ferguson and Pophams Bakery Founder Ollie Gold, and we hear directly from Step22 Apprentice Patrick.

Step22 is a recruitment and training solution that gets great people into great jobs in the hospitality sector, all funded by the apprenticeship levy.​

Our panellists


Rosie Ferguson

Ollie Gold