tv Annual British Youth Parliament Debate Career and Work Experience CSPAN January 1, 2015 3:29pm-4:01pm EST
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to remove the motion, i call on miss chloe stevens. [applause] >> richard branson started work at the age of 16. ? and started an apprenticeship at 14. all successful. they amassed success and at a young age. do we have these skills? the government claims that our education is more diverse and prepared for life than ever before. yet 76% of employers say we are not ready for work. schools want us to quote shakespeare. if the primary point of education is to help us were why --
earning the bridge between education and work. now, 57% of companies say that young people lack communication and teamwork skills. why is this? school is structured where you are surrounded by people your own age. life is not like this. in the workplace, you must work with evil of all ages and all backgrounds to get the job done. would you learn to drive a car through? theory? would you like to play football from a book? you learn these skills by actively doing them. so why do not have learned work skills through actively working? create a program around requiring skills, goals, and networking to work experience
has the capability to inspire young people and give them a goal at an early stage. when shopping, we tried before we buy, making us more excited about trying the product. the same principle can be applied to work experience. if we get a taste of the career we dream of having, we will be more motivated and work hard. if we have no goals, we have no reason to strive to achieve our potential. without work experience, the vast majority of young people aren't able to break into work environment networks. work experience would give all young people the chance to start building their own networks and their own futures. next year is election year. mps are looking for what they stand for. and we need to make sure that work expenses part of this. with effective work experience everyone is a winner. young people get good quality experience.
employers have experienced workers. and schools have inspired students. these factors make the campaign achievable. we need our education to prepare us for our working lives. we may be able to quote shakespeare but we can't communicate and work as a team. so the question is, work experience, to be or not to be? you decide. [applause] >> thank you very much. that was a genetic start to our debate and usually enjoyed. now to oppose the motion representing the british forces overseas youth services, please welcome miss ellen charred.
[applause] >> thank you, mr. speaker. truthfully, how many teenagers have had quality work experience? were your expectations reached when you enter the workplace? we set our expectations too high. and confused about what we have taken away. in the last 12 months, youth unemployment rates have drastically fallen. between june and august this year, 468,000 young people have been recognized as being out of work. where have we gone wrong? it isn't the lack of work experience. 95% of people today have had some work experience, however miniscule.
since september 2012, schools do not legally have to offer work expense to students. should we really change it back so soon? the government wants us to do well, [indiscernible] they want us all to build up our education and an understanding of the world before we are set free to start a career for ourselves and we spend our work experience making tea and coffee and paperwork rather than what we are expected to do. you may find this useless, but you need to open your eyes and realize that we can only experience things to a certain point because, honestly, what else can we do? there is a really fine line between work experience and a company overstepping the mark, taking advantage of free labor. these organizations are hindering the quality we crave. this is a nationwide issue that leaves us conceal from the real
truth of a working life. what actually defines work experience? what do we want out of it? does anyone really know what they want out of this campaign? we need specifics because -- before we move on to a new direction to make a great change. can the youth parliament campaign really change this so soon? 57% of companies believe young people are lacking to medication and teamwork skills. we leave schools unprepared and unaware of the world that surrounds us. this does not revolve around work experience. this is a problem with the way school prepares us for a working life and how we achieve the skills we need skills gained through education and workshops. work experience is an issue within the u.k.. we all know that. but is it an issue that is enough to make it an issue in
>> can we have a contributor from the southwest? who have we got from the southwest? the woman who is waving her paper in the air? >> thank you, mr. speaker. like to say that a lot of people have said before hand that it is unachievable. i would like to say, it is achievable. i have been on my own. if i can do it on my own, we can do it together. i went to my local hospital and i was refused work expense because i was under 18. i could not get the work i needed. i was refused because obviously there are risks like being around drugs or patience. but even filing paperwork and getting coffee, unit expense rather than being offered work experience such as
[indiscernible] that do not work with my aspirations. i am proud to say that i regained work experience under 18 in my local [indiscernible] if i can do that single-handedly, imagine what we can achieve altogether. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. can we have a contributor from the northwest? >> thank you, mr. speaker. one of the concerns i have about the lack of work experience is the lack of experience and the effect of launching young people into the world of work almost a prepared. they will of course get some preparation from their parents
quick pat on the back, he will do well in the interview, smile and wave just smiled generally. in my case, not smile at all. [laughter] albeit a victorian smile. this could lead young people to a hostile view of work. they have a hostile outlook from the beginning to the end. they will see other ways to get around doing work and that is not what we want. this needs to be reversed. young people should go out and look for work ourselves. so what we are -- what we achieve his or own. that's right, isn't it? we build our own house. we are expected to live in it ourselves. this is fine. but surely, we must all be prepared for the way on how to get that experience.
that experience that enables us. we should all begin the foundation. what we do from that foundation is up to us. but right now, we are not being given that foundation. and that i believe is major cause for concern. thank you. [applause] >> what about a speaker from the east midlands? there is a woman who left some inches possibly even feet from the ground and she is sitting on the very back bench resplendent in her inked top -- her pink top. you are from the east of england? i'm sorry. we may get to you. are you from the east midland? the woman next year. [laughter] note? -- no? ok. fair enough.
east midlands. let's hear from you, sir. [applause] >> the process of work experience and internships and corruption in people being exploited in a free source of labor, over a quarter of businesses a interns generally nothing but sometimes just under the minimum wage. 82% of senior business makers admit that they perform vital tasks for their businesses. is it fair that we are just going to watch our fears -- chapters complete tasks -- watch our peers complete tasks? the burden is again past to us as a power of persuasion, the power as a pressure group, the power of future members of
parliament that we are not ok with the exploitation of our colleagues, our peers, and our friends. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much indeed. what about the southeast of england. who have we got from the southeast? what about the young girl there. let us hear your message. >> i am from the city of oxford. i think it's going to be hard for me to imagine what -- speaking as a small person in a very large room. his is the house of commons. of course, i'm afraid. but even unexpressed like this which is great, is something that i'm afraid of. what about people who are going into life? that is literally our purpose to live. and we are going to be afraid of it. don't we deserve a chance to see
what it's going to be like? thank you. [applause] >> you may call yourself small or i were to use the word short, but you stood tall speaking in this debate. and for the avoidance of doubt, i have said this many times. i have always been short, i'm 51 years old and i remain short and given the impact of aging physiognomy, i may remain short in the future. we short people should stick together. [cheers and applause] thank you for that contribution. how about summary from london? this is an explosion. we are going to hear from you. please. i'm sorry, there are so many of
you but we will do what we can >>. >> everybody's life experiences different. you leave feeling inspired and work really hard. other experience however may not be so good. but have you ever thought that in work, are you always going to enjoy it? are you always go to get the opportunity? no. everybody reacts differently to different situations. good or bad experience, it is what molds you in employable. these experiences are -- you can say that you have learned from them and gain from them, the good ones and the bad ones. [applause] >> thank you very much indeed. i know i keep asking this, but i
don't want anyone to be excluded. do we have someone, a contributor from northern ireland? we have not heard from you. i would remember that purple tie if you had. please. >> my name is christopher harkin. i want to speak on behalf of youth action and i. they feel that one week work experience is great. getting out good experience in work is good. but they think it should be more than that. they think that one week isn't enough to truly represent what the working life is like. so they thought that either you could have two block weeks where you see the development of projects across the time or you could try having a few hours a week for a period of several months or even a full school
year which would allow you to see the full development of projects and all the different aspects of working life in all their different ways which would truly allow you to see how the job is done. thanks. [applause] >> thank you very much indeed. i would like to hear from a representative from the east of england. the lady in the pink dress who has been famously patient. your moment has arrived. [applause] >> thank you mr. speaker. i have had two expenses. my first experience was in secondary school. they gave me a piece of paper where i ended up in a academy. i can think of me of rugby being tackled. i was a bit hesitant but then
they gave me advice. they gave me connections. they gave me the right people. and i'm going to tell you that those 10 days were the best 10 days of my life and i can tell you now that it has impacted me. you heard my name? i was a young person who was a good experience because people had heard of me. you are a young person. you deserve to be given that inspiration and a sparkle in your eye. we are here representing young people. we need to give them that steppingstone between employment and education. this is our chance to. [applause] >> thank you very much. you are certainly worth waiting for. i think the reaction testifies to that. can we have a speaker from wales?
who have we got from wales? what about the chap waving his hand? yes, you. thank you. indeed. >> one of the issues in wales, we are a very rural nation there are not plenty options there. i don't believe this issue you can solve in a year. so i will not be voting for remote experience. thank you. [applause] >> do we have a contributor from yorkshire and humber? that is as demonstrative as they come. the young woman in the red dress. yes. >> thank you so much, mr. speaker. work experience is vital to us.
we need the atmosphere of our career choices. we do not want to be an education for one decade or two decades or even three decades of our lives. or walk lightly into a job. we shouldn't need to rely on internet research. we need to rely on physical, real-life experience to enhance our lives so we can live to the maximum of our potential. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. have we got someone interested from the northeast? yes, we will hear from you. >> i am here to say that work experience is not just to get into universities.
you need at least four weeks work expands to get into the university to do the profession you want to do. work experience is not just important for just to get into the university to get those jobs in the end. it is a domino effect and you have to start in. thank you. [applause] >> anybody else from london? this is something else. ok. it will be difficult to accommodate everybody. this young woman has in try for some time. >> first and foremost, i believe work experience is crucial. in conjunction with your good grace, you need good work experience. how can we going to work without any idea or any help on how to go into it? >> it doesn't make sense. we need education system.
why is it not equipped well enough for work? why aren't that's why are you not directing us? also, with the good grace, we need to work grace -- work expands to be -- you have work experience but not good grace. why do we go into exams with 10 years of six -- of education? >> must say that today has been characterized with a lot of
punctuation issues. thank you and well done. i wanted to hear from somebody from the west midlands. yes. [laughter] the young person right in the back, the one with long blonde hair in the middle. i think from worchester sure if i remember rightly. -->> we all believe in education and we work for about 50 years of our lives. at 15 and 18, we make choices. to take our chances and factors that are not equal to everybody, such as our parents, is unfair. work experience should be compulsory. [applause]
>> thank you, very much. now, to conclude this debate, we have a couple of further debates to come. i call from london -- i beg your pardon. >> thank you, mr. speaker. amir is a 22-year-old who has been unemployed for 12 months. daniel is a 16-year-old who has eight grade qualifications but has great personal skills. alex is a 10-year-old who does not believe in the beauty of her dream and will never be sure who she wants to be. mr. speaker, i don't need to stand before the this debate is about whoever is to become our next campaign. so it could be a normal chance