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Catch22Minutes - Youth Employment

October 21, 2021

The first season of Catch22Minutes is focusing on youth employment and is presented by Catch22’s Director of Communications, Melissa Milner.

Each episode will be looking at how society can both prepare young people for today’s job market and improve the opportunities available to all young people.

Episode One - Digital Skills

Around 1 in 6 young people in the UK who are searching for a job are unable to find one. The pandemic has meant many of the roles that have traditionally been occupied by young people haven’t been available, but one sector growing more rapidly than most is in technology.

In our first episode, we interview Microsoft’s Philanthropies Lead Sarah Foxall and TechUK’s Policy Manager in Skills, Talent and Diversity, Nimmi Patel, and from Lauren, straight from Catch22’s Digital Edge programme. Digital Edge is a 4-week course that supports young people access a digital apprenticeship or entry level IT job with a local employer within Microsoft’s network of customers and partners.

Listen to Episode 1 on:

Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Anchor

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