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Webinar: Building Essential Skills in Early Careers

Sep 16
Date and time
Wed, 16 September  @  11:00  -  12:00
No charge for members or non-members of BITC
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers
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Open to BITC members and non-members, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers and CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers
No charge for members or non-members of BITC

Wed, 16 September 2020  @  11:00  –  12:00

Featuring experts from government and business, this Building Essential Skills in Early Careers webinar will raise awareness of the challenges facing people in their early careers and the role that business can and must play to tackle these.

The webinar will provide an overview of the framework and provide a chance to share views and ask questions on this important issue.

This event is open to both BITC members and non-members.
It is suitable for human resources and responsible business practitioners and managers.

The impact of COVID-19 on early career prospects in the labour market is rapidly becoming a cause for concern. One million young people face unemployment by the end of 2020, with the youth unemployment rate predicted to reach 27%1. The UK must build the skills it needs for economic recovery while supporting people back to work and ensuring social mobility.

While the technical skills we need are expected to continue changing rapidly, the essential skills businesses have been calling for are likely to remain constant. Employers such as Boots and Deloitte are already using the Skills Builder Universal Framework as a measurable, consistent framework to support people through their outreach and recruitment practices to help develop these highly transferable skills in early careers.

Contact details and further information

For more information, contact Elena Perez, Events Manager at BITC or Andreia Kristensen, Campaign Officer at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.


  1. Class of 2020: Education leavers in the current crisis (2020); Kathleen Henehan; Resolution Foundation; available at resolutionfoundation.org

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