Join Mark Hoban, the Minister of State for Employment for a free business lunch in Durham. Mark will speak on the youth contract, a UK government initiative aiming to get young people into employment through various incentives for businesses and is designed for 18 to 24 year olds.
For more detailed information on the youth contract please visit www.dwp.gov.uk/youth-contract.
The event will take place at New College Durham and will include a talk given by Mark, a question and answer session, lunch and an opportunity for networking and interaction with other businesses.
Mark Hoban was appointed Minister of State for Employment in September 2012. He is the Conservative MP for Fareham and has an economics degree from the London School of Economics. After graduating, Mark qualified as a chartered accountant and previously worked for Price waterhouse Coopers where he was a senior manager. Mark was Shadow Minister for Schools from 2003 to 2005 and Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2005 to 2010. In May 2010, he was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury.
As Minister of State for Employment Mark is responsible for:
- The work programme, labour market issues and youth unemployment
- Jobcentre Plus and benefits for jobseekers
- Departmental spending and commissioning
- Employers’ issues
- Health and safety executive
- International and european issues
11.30 am – 2pm
New College Durham, Framwellgate Moor Campus, DH1 5ES