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Are Apprenticeships the Answer? The Catch22Minutes Podcast

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In the latest figures, apprenticeship starts are down by about 7% compared to last year. That was despite financial incentives being put in place to encourage businesses to take on apprentices.

But could apprenticeships boost youth employment?

What impact are Government incentives having in practice?

And what are the benefits to businesses and young people in embarking on an apprenticeship?

We’ll be exploring all this, and more, with Kirstin Steinmetz, Director of Workforce Development at Salesforce, and Kathleen Henehan, Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation. You’ll also hear from Habiba Aden, who is nine months into her Multiverse digital marketing apprenticeship at Catch22.

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Catch22Minutes Podcast

In each episode of Catch22Minutes, we delve into some of today’s major social challenges, sharing case studies and inviting frontline experts, industry leaders and young people to speak – all in pursuit of reforming public services.

For the first series, hosted by Catch22’s Director of Communications Melissa Milner, we are focussing on youth employment.

We discuss how society can better prepare young people for today’s job market, and what businesses and government can do to open up future opportunities.

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