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Business experts and employers appear on opportunities for school leavers

14 October 2015

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On Wednesday 14 October experts and practitioners from the world of business and employment appear before the House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility.


The evidence sessions take place on Wednesday 14 October in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.30am:

  • Dr Peter Grant, Cass Business School
  • Nick Chambers, Director, Education and Employers Taskforce
  • Professor Ewart Keep, University of Oxford

At 11.30am:

  • Neil Carberry, Director of Employment, Skills and Public Services, CBI
  • Tony Moloney, Head of Employment and Skills, National Grid
  • Tanith Dodge, HR Director, Marks and Spencer
  • Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte

Likely topics

Topics likely to be covered are:

  • Should employers be given more support to offer work placements?
  • What can school and colleges do to improve the employability of young people?
  • What are the anticipated effects of the apprenticeship levy, announced in the Summer Budget 2015?
  • What is the greatest barrier to employers recruiting young people who have not done A-Levels or completed higher education?
  • What are the factors that make work experience schemes successful?
  • What are employers' perceptions about young people in their local areas? How do they engage with them?
  • What are employers' view of the different levels of apprenticeships available?

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