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Chancellor Rishi Sunak concerned for the careers of young people working from home

Chancellor Rishi Sunak concerned for the careers of young people working from home

Author: Sarah Akomanyi | Tuesday 3rd August 2021

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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak believes that young people should go back to working in offices, as this will benefit their careers.

"I doubt I would have had those strong relationships if I was doing my summer internship or my first bit of my career over Teams and Zoom," Sunak told LinkedIn News.

"That's why I think for young people, in particular, being able to physically be in an office is valuable," he added.

Some companies are making a gradual return to the office since the pandemic, where others are providing options of being able to work from home and come in for meetings.

For example, NatWest said that they would bring back a number of "priority workers".

Making a request to their manager is the only way that staff at KPMG will be allowed to work from their offices.

Mr Sunak also said: "I've spoken previously about young people, in particular, benefiting from being in offices: it was really beneficial to me when I was starting out in my career.
"The mentors that I found when I first started my job, I still talk to and they've been helpful to me all through my career even after we've gone in different ways."

What do you think? Should companies bring staff back into the office environment or should they give them the choice?