Assisting Young People into Work

The Enterprise and Business Committee has completed an inquiry called Assisting Young People into Work.

The reason for the inquiry was to ask young people aged 16-24 some questions about their experiences when trying to find work. The questions ranged from:

  • The kind of problems you may have faced when looking for work;
  • Whether you feel your age, or lack of experience, has been seen as a negative factor by employers when applying for jobs
  • Whether you are getting the support and skills training you need to help you to find work. If not, what would help you?

Here are some videos from young people giving evidence about their experiences:

Emily Hesketh – Changing Rooms, Changing Lives

Emily took part in a discussion with the Assembly’s Outreach Team to share her feelings on the barriers facing younger people trying to find work and the ways in which support can be improved for young people.

Mark Phillips from St. Clears, Carmarthenshire

Mark shared his views on youth unemployment and barriers to finding work on camera. This video shows Mark explaining the main points that he raised, and the importance of engaging with the National Assembly for Wales.

Freya Boff – Freyaloi’s Art

Freya took part in a discussion with the Assembly’s Outreach Team to share his feelings on the barriers facing younger people trying to find work and the ways in which support can be improved for young people.

Sam Piper – The LOTS Project

Sam took part in a discussion with the Assembly’s Outreach Team to share his feelings on the barriers facing younger people trying to find work and the ways in which support can be improved for young people.

Jack Morrisson – NEETS jobs

Jack took part in a discussion with the Assembly’s Outreach Team to share his feelings on the barriers facing younger people trying to find work and the ways in which support can be improved for young people.

Naomi – Digartref Ynys Môn

Naomi took part in a discussion with the Assembly’s Outreach Team to share her feelings on the barriers facing younger people trying to find work and the ways in which support can be improved for young people.

 

What happened with the young people’s evidence?

The Committee have listened to the evidence the young people gave, and have given it a lot of serious thought. This video gives an update on the information that young people gave and what the Committee are going to do next.

You can also download the document below for more detailed information about the whole inquiry.

Assisting Young People in to Work Report (PDF, 185KB)

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