Tags: NEETs

Young people not in education, employment or training falls to record low, says Government

The number of 16- to 18-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) in England between April and June is at its lowest since records began in 2000, according to official figures reveal today. The Government are asserting that the quarterly figures are the latest indication it is succeeding in its drive to abolish youth…

Big mismatch between jobs and courses young people are studying

Even a full-blown economic recovery will not solve the UK’s “structural youth unemployment” problem, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR. The report argues that youth unemployment is lower in countries where the vocational route into employment through formal education and training is as clear as the academic route. It says the quality…

A third of NEET´s fear they will never get a job

UCU said research carried out by ComRes this summer showed that young people not ‘earning or learning’ needed access to decently-rewarded secure jobs and an expansion of educational opportunities. The research showed that, while NEETs are a highly diverse group with different needs, the overwhelming majority (88%) want to work or study and over two-thirds (71%) believe they…