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Employment and training

Season 1, Episode 5: Are apprenticeships the answer?

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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.

In the latest figures, apprenticeship starts are down by about 7% compared to last year. That was despite financial incentives being put in place to encourage businesses to take on apprentices.

But could apprenticeships boost youth employment? What impact are Government incentives having in practice? And what are the benefits to businesses and young people in embarking on an apprenticeship?

We’ll be exploring all this, and more, with Kirstin Steinmetz, Director of Workforce Development at Salesforce, and Kathleen Henehan, Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation. You’ll also hear from Habiba, who is nine months into her Multiverse digital marketing apprenticeship at Catch22.

Our panellists

Kirstin Steinmetz

Kathleen Henehan

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