Earlier this year, our director, Jemma Redden, was interviewed for the Saturday Strategy podcast by Good 2 Great. The interview was a chance for us to share our journey so far and how we are empowering employers to attract the next generation.
“The interview took place before the Covid19 crisis hit the UK so you will hear me talk about low unemployment. However, the labour market landscape has since changed and we are now faced with increased unemployment.
Unfortunately, young people are likely to be affected the most as the typical industries they start out in are the very ones that are unable to open (for example, hospitality).
There were already barriers to employment for young people before this pandemic and now they face an uncertain future.
As many businesses turn to technology for remote working solutions I would urge those businesses to remember the generation that was born into the digital age. Young people should not be left out of the workplace just because they lack work experience. Young people should be part of the solution for those employers who want to future proof themselves.”
Saturday Strategy podcast
A big thank you to Johnny and Anna for the opportunity.