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Career Development: Young People

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL10494, tabled on 18 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the funding available for career development programmes aimed at employees aged 16 to 29.

Answered on

2 December 2020

Skills and training are vital to our long-term economic growth and recovery from Covid-19 as we build back better across the UK. We are working closely with the Department for Education to ensure that Government support for skills and training is an integral part of our plan for growth.

The Department for Work and Pension’s Kickstart schemeis a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality roles for 16 to 24 year olds that are receiving Universal Credit. The scheme will include wider employability support for participants to gain experience that will improve their chances of progressing to find long-term, sustainable work.