At this critical time in our nation’s history, as we continue to tackle the challenges associated with COVID-19, Brexit and a changing marketplace, it is imperative that the next generation and the life opportunities afforded to them are spoken about and promoted. It is equally crucial for policymakers to take notice of these increasing challenges faced by young people and engage effectively with them. To give the next generation their due chance, business and industry will need to utilise this precious talent pool and work closely with them.
In a webinar with industry leaders and youth representatives, Cat Smith MP discusses the challenges that the ‘COVID generation’ are enduring in these extraordinary times and the importance of an ambitious jobs plan that goes beyond the UK Government’s ‘Kickstart’ scheme. Cat also speaks about Labour party plans for a strong economic recovery post the Coronavirus, her advice for young people seeking a career in politics, and her concerns about an emerging mental health crisis among young people.