Minutes Of Meeting 20th July 2015

Minutes of Meeting

20th July 2015

Agenda Items

  1. Youth Unemployment Figures
  2. Topics and dates for forthcoming meetings
  3. DWP Campaign for disadvantaged groups
  4. Inviting other relevant APPG’s to join the APPG for Youth Employment
  5. Youth Unemployment Figures

729,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in March to May 2015, down 13,000 on the previous quarter and down 92,000 on the previous year.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are  unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 15.9%, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous quarter and down 1.9 percentage points from the previous year.

Long term youth unemployment

156,000 people aged 16-24 had been unemployed for over 12 months in March to May 2015, down 43,000 on the previous quarter and down 61,000 on the previous year. 21% of unemployed 16-24 year olds had been unemployed for over 12 months.

For full report click here.

  1. Topics and dates for forthcoming meetings

The following dates and topics were proposed by Chloe Smith MP.  Suggested speakers and experts were put forward by Laura-Jane Rawlings.  YEUK the Secretariat of the APPG to invite speakers.

Date Topics Speakers
16th September 2015 ·         Youth employment statistics

·         Summary of youth unemployment history and data

·         Review of existing policy

Work Foundation (to be invited)

House of Commons Library (to be invited)

Found Generation (to be invited)

21st October 2015 Work Experience

·         Aims and objectives of national Work Experience Campaign

·         Best Practice

DWP (to be invited)

Fair Train (to be invited)

18th November 2015 Careers Education

·         Introduction of The Careers and Enterprise Company

·         Young people’s views

The Careers & Enterprise Company (to be invited)

Young Members of YEUK

16th December 2015 DWP approach to youth unemployment Priti Patel MP (invited)
20th January 2015 National and International landscape and approaches to youth unemployment TBC

Organisations wishing to speak at the meetings can submit a Pro-Forma expression of interest via the APPG website – https://appgyouthemployment.org/

  1. DWP Campaign for disadvantaged groups

DWP have begun a national campaign to highlight the opportunities for employers to work with people from disadvantaged groups, including young people.  This campaign will run largely on social media and will take best practice from employers who currently support people from disadvantaged groups and showcase their work.

The campaign is called #SeePotential

  1. Inviting other relevant APPG’s to join the APPG for Youth Employment

It was suggested by Chloe Smith MP that members of other APPG’s with an interest in youth employment be invited to join the APPG for Youth Employment.  YEUK is to make contact with the relevant Secretariats.

  1. Meeting Closed

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