Schedule Category: Breakout Sessions 1

The Apprentice

No, we’re not expecting Lord Sugar. But we will be debating the value of apprenticeships as a route into employment, particularly in fast growing areas like science and technology. Employers, apprenticeship providers and young people will discuss the range of routes into work currently available and what new approaches are around the corner.   Chaired…

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Embracing Diversity in a Frightened World

No matter how much we think the diversity agenda has moved forward, recent political developments suggest that big issues still remain. Young people are at the sharp end of this shift in attitudes and we risk derailing their transition to adulthood if we don’t work to understand and address the challenges they face. An exciting…

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Working with Young People to Improve Social Mobility

Since 2012 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have become less likely to succeed at school, this correlates with falling investment in youth services across the country. What should the youth sector be doing to close the gap? We look at the social mobility challenge, share impact data and present different approaches being tried in the…

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A Political Voice for the Next Generation

Despite news reports to the contrary, we know young people are interested in current affairs and politics where it feels relevant to them. Many are committed to key issues, including protecting the environment and preventing mental health issues. Youth representatives from across the UK question politicians and national campaigners on Brexit, Trump, ‘post truth’ politics…

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