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The Government has published plans to increase the participation of 16-24 year olds in education, training and work. ‘Building Engagement, Building Futures’ sets out the Government’s strategy to improve the opportunities for young people, so they can succeed in education and training and gain the skills they need to secure an apprenticeship or employment. It…

Jobless cleaners, caterers and machine operators amongst those most at risk of long-term unemployment

If they become unemployed, low-paid workers such as cleaners, catering assistants and machine operators are most likely to be on the dole for more than six months, according to a new TUC analysis published today (Monday) ahead of the latest unemployment statistics this week. The TUC analysis shows that as unemployment rises and the number…

Wage incentives announced to get businesses hiring

The Government is to provide wage subsidies, worth half of the youth national minimum wage, to employers that take on an unemployed 18–24-year-old. Nick Clegg is to set out the plans as part of a £1 billion youth contract programme to help get young people into work. Incentives worth £2,275 will be given to companies…

Deloitte celebrates Diversity month

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, is celebrating diversity month with an exciting programme of activities and guest speakers, including Garth Crooks OBE, ambassador for the ‘Kick It Out’ campaign, and England cricketer, Ravi Bopara. During the month, all nine of the firm’s diversity networks, including women’s, GLOBE (gay, lesbian and bisexual), multicultural, workability and faith…

Whitbread Teams Up With The Prince’s Trust To Combat Youth Unemployment

Whitbread has joined forces with youth charity, The Prince’s Trust, to pilot the ‘Get into Hospitality’ programme in the West Midlands – which is set to provide local disadvantaged young people the skills and confidence to find a job. Twelve unemployed young people aged between 16-25 years will be given the opportunity to join a…

Greater focus on preparing students for world of work

Being well qualified but unprepared for the realities of the world of work is proving yet another obstacle to new graduates getting into employment and achieving their career ambitions. This was one of the key concerns to emerge from a series of major roundtable debates held earlier this year, involving business leaders, trade unions and…