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Employment and training

Season 1, Episode 3: What makes a good first job?

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.

For many young people, first jobs are simply a way of making some money, often whilst studying or seeking something more permanent. But a good first job can provide valuable skills or insight into an industry that you’d not considered before.

Joined by Sam Olsen, CEO of Movement to Work, and David Allison, CEO of Get My First Job, we discuss first jobs and how we can tackle underemployment – where people find themselves in roles that are low-paid, low-skilled and insecure. You’ll also hear from Savannah Dixon, currently on the government’s Kickstart programme and working at Catch22 supporting the employability team on their social media.

Our panellists

Sam Olsen

David Allison