Parliamentary launch of APPG Report

Published: 16.07.23
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On Monday (10 July), we were delighted that many young people joined us in Parliament to officially launch the APPG’s Empowering Youth for the Future of Work report.

The APPG hoped to explore the barriers to youth employment, the impact of skills gaps and identify potential solutions for the Government and other partners. 

The APPG on Youth Affairs started this inquiry to identify ways that the Government can empower young people to meet the world of work and challenges now and in the future. The APPG is incredibly grateful to all the Experts, Charities and Organisations who have submitted written evidence and those who have kindly attended evidence sessions in Parliament. We have gained so much from hearing your thoughts. We also wanted to hear as much as possible from young people and were thrilled to be joined by our three youth advisors and conduct polling from 16 to 24-year-olds to ensure that young people’s voices are central to our thinking. We have identified key themes, ideas, and opportunities. Yet, these recommendations are only the first steps to meeting the challenge of bridging education and the world of work and empowering young people to meet that challenge

APPG on Youth Affairs Recommendations:  

  1. Publish a Long-term National Skills strategy.  
  2. Futureproof training and education to ensure it monitors and adjusts to developments in Artificial Intelligence and the needs of the Green Economy. To ensure young people are given opportunities to thrive.   
  3. Review the Apprenticeship levy.    
  4. Produce a public campaign on technical education. Highlighting the potential benefit of apprenticeships to meet net zero, future green jobs targets.  
  5. Establish a statutory duty to ensure all young people should be given work experience during secondary education (including further education colleges and academy schools) and relevant career advice.   
  6. Invest in Youth Services to provide extracurricular activities to support young people’s development and strengthen partnership, collaboration and coordination between schools and youth providers.  
  7. Invest in services supporting Young People’s Mental health.    

To read the full report, please click here: To read a two-page summary, please click here:

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