“It is important that the business community does all it can to shape training programs and create opportunities for young people to get to work. The Government’s measures to address this problem will only work if businesses are able to design and integrate the programmes that work for them.”

Gina Quin, CEO Dublin Chamber of Commerce

“The Youth Guarantee pilot in Ballymun, which is bringing together all the key stakeholders in one of the country’s most severely disadvantaged areas, has a very important role to play in informing the roll out of the national scheme and showcasing how businesses are delivering programmes to get young people back to work,” 

Paul Carroll, Department of Social Protection