Chamber Invite Views on Careers Guidance for Young People
On Monday 22nd October the Chamber’s policy team will be attending a meeting with five MPs from the House of Commons Education Select Committee to discuss the important issue of Careers Guidance for Young People. The MPs' attending are Bradford East's David Ward (L/D), Calder Valley's Craig Whittaker (Con), Pat Glass (Lab, NW Durham), Ian Mearns (Lab, Gateshead) and Graham Stuart (Con, Beverley and Holness).
This is clearly an issue of great interest to the business community, and we would be delighted if you were able to join us to hear from MPs and to contribute your own thoughts to this debate. If you are unable to attend but have any particular questions you would like tabling please send your questions or thoughts to me and we will endeavour to raise them, should the opportunity arise. This is a chance to advise decision-makers about problems you may have had and to influence change in this area in the future.
In particular we would be interested in hearing the business perspective on:
- What's your experience of young people coming to work for you?
- Are they well-suited to start work (i.e. 'oven-ready')?
- Are apprentices coming in with the right skills?
- What can schools do best to meet your needs?
- What good and bad examples have you had with work experience?
- How can the careers guidance system enthuse young people and direct school leavers to the many and varied roles available in manufacturing?
- Have you experienced any particular issues when hiring young people? (school-leavers especially)
If you are interested in attending the meeting, please let me know and I will register your attendance and provide you with all the details. The meeting will beheld on Monday 22nd October, 2.30pm-4.00pm at a venue to be advised in Bradford. But if not, any input will be greatly appreciated.
As ever we are here to represent your views. If you would like to attend please get in touch with Samuel Lewis on 01924 311 613 for further details.