Inquiry into Assisting Young People into Work
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Thursday, 25 September 2014 to Friday, 7 November 2014
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Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
- AYP 1 - Wales Audit Office PDF 664 KB
- AYP 2 - Barnardo's Cymru PDF 665 KB
- AYP 3 - BBC Cymru Wales PDF 863 KB
- AYP 4 - Sense Cymru PDF 186 KB View as HTML (4) 25 KB
- AYP 5 - RNIB Cymru PDF 222 KB View as HTML (5) 24 KB
- AYP 6 - NDCS PDF 125 KB View as HTML (6) 32 KB
- AYP 7 - Wrexham County Borough Council PDF 465 KB View as HTML (7) 26 KB
- AYP 8 - UK Commission for Employment and Skills PDF 792 KB
- AYP 9 - Children's Commissioner for Wales PDF 1 MB
- AYP 10 - Young Enterprise Wales PDF 166 KB View as HTML (10) 18 KB
- AYP 11 - Carnegie UK Trust PDF 256 KB View as HTML (11) 30 KB
- AYP 12 - Working Links PDF 231 KB View as HTML (12) 23 KB
- AYP 13 - National Training Federation Wales PDF 691 KB
- AYP 14 - Barry Communities First PDF 309 KB View as HTML (14) 34 KB
- AYP 15 - Chwarae Teg PDF 564 KB
- AYP 16 - Vale of Glamorgan Council PDF 283 KB View as HTML (16) 29 KB
- AYP 17 - British Red Cross PDF 442 KB View as HTML (17) 31 KB
- AYP 18 - The Fostering Network Wales PDF 549 KB View as HTML (18) 56 KB
- AYP 19 - Monmouthshire County Council PDF 103 KB View as HTML (19) 25 KB
- AYP 20 - Careers Wales PDF 289 KB View as HTML (20) 41 KB
- AYP 21 - GISDA PDF 310 KB View as HTML (21) 63 KB
- AYP 22 - BT Wales PDF 332 KB View as HTML (22) 16 KB
- AYP 23 - Llais Ni Fforwm Ieuenctid Ynys Môn PDF 256 KB View as HTML (23) 10 KB
- AYP 24 - Mentrau Iaith Cymru PDF 130 KB View as HTML (24) 52 KB
Purpose of the consultation
The National Assembly for Wales’s Enterprise and Business Committee undertook an inquiry into Assisting Young People into Work.
The Committee’s Terms of Reference for the Inquiry are:
- What support is most effective and what are the main barriers that face young people trying to enter the labour market?
- To what extent is the Welsh Government’s strategy for young people who are not in education, employment or training effective and value for money?
- What progress has been made to date on the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework Implementation Plan?
- How effective is the strategic role of local authorities and other key stakeholders including the Careers Service, the Youth Service, and the education regional consortia?
- The extent of discrimination and its impact on the recruitment of young people;
- How effective are the range of schemes, initiatives and projects aimed at supporting young people into work, for example: Jobs Growth Wales; apprenticeships; traineeships; other projects supported by European funding; and third-sector-run projects? Do they provide good value for money?
Issues that the Committee is considering as part of these terms of reference include:
- The impact of the Welsh Government’s prioritisation of support for young people age 16-18; and the impact of this prioritisation on those aged 19-24;
- Transport (especially in rural areas): what are the problems and what assistance can be provided?
- The need for softer skills: e.g., effective interview and job application skills; ready-for-work skills;
- What can be done to assist the groups of young people who are more affected by barriers to re-entering the labour market, for example those with disability?
- The impact and value-for-money of European funds;
- The extent to which employers require Welsh-language skills, and whether this requirement is perceived as a barrier by some young people;
- Regional variations and local challenges;
- The social problems that prevent young people from finding work, and how to change the culture and attitudes that entrench unemployment for many.
Disclosure of Information
You can find further details about how we will use your information at www.assemblywales.org/help/privacy/help-inquiry-privacy.htm. Please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly
National Assembly for Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565