However, it is also clear that young people will be among the
most impacted by the economic downturn caused by the
Coronavirus. With many businesses implementing hiring
freezes and a market saturated with job seekers, young
people will be facing a significant challenge at getting onto
the first rung of the career ladder.
During the pandemic, we have seen inspiring examples
of young people showing true leadership. From school
children making PPE with their 3D printers to groups setting
up initiatives to help their local community, these were all
acts of leadership, demonstrating innovation and collaboration, with a great sense of
purpose. These skills and behaviours will be vital to
businesses to help rebuild our economy and bring innovations
that will enable us to move forward in an
increasingly globalised world.