McDonalds and Barclays appear before Lords Committee investigating youth unemployment

09 December 2013

On Monday 9 December, McDonalds, Crossrail, and Barclays are among the witnesses at the evidence session of the Lords’ investigation into soaring youth joblessness across Europe.


Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 4.15pm:

  • Terry Morgan CBE, Chairman, Crossrail
  • Jez Langhorn, Vice President, People, McDonalds
  • Tanith Dodge, Director of HR, Marks and Spencer

At approximately 5.15pm:

  • Mike Thompson, Head of Employability and Early Career Programmes, Barclays
  • Dr Peter Kyle, CEO, WORKing for YOUth
  • Adam Swash, Head of Strategy & Research, Experian

Likely questions

The Committee will ask witnesses if employers should bear any responsibility for getting people into work, and whether they are consulted on policies that aim to tackle unemployment.

Other questions the Committee will ask include:

  • How has your recruitment of young people changed during the course of the current economic downturn?
  • What do you think is the impact of labour migration into the UK on the likelihood of unemployed young British people finding work?
  • Do you think employers should do more to bridge the skills and employability gaps?
  • Should there be more promotion of apprenticeships and work experience?
  • Is the plethora of different schemes and programmes for young people making the situation more difficult for employers?

Further information

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