As part of our inquiry on employment opportunities for young people, the Work and Pensions Committee would like to hear about your experiences in our web forum. This will help us understand the challenges faced and focus our inquiry on the key issues.
If you're 16-24 and have personal experience of using careers guidance, Jobcentre Plus, or even just looking for a job, we want to hear from you.
The web forum closes on Friday 30 September 2016.
Answer one or more of the following questions below:
- Do you feel that the careers advice and guidance (including access to work experience) that you have received in school/college/university has been adequate to prepare you for employment? How could it be improved?
- How could your experience of using Jobcentre Plus be improved? This might include the quality of advice that you were given via Jobcentre Plus, or how comfortable you felt accessing and using the services, for example.
- The Government's 'National Living Wage' was introduced in April 2016, but is only available to workers over the age of 25. What effect do you feel this has had on your experiences of employment?
We also ask that you include your age and tell us if you're a) employed, b) unemployed and looking for work, or c) unemployed and not looking for work at the moment.
Comments will be used to inform the Committee’s thinking on this issue. This forum is pre-moderated and comments that breach the online discussion rules will not be posted.
This forum is now closed.