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Firms to boost workplace inclusion by bringing more youths into their company

Companies could be considering ways to boost workplace inclusion by increasing the number of young people they offer jobs to. The latest youth unemployment data for the UK shows almost a million young people around the country are currently out of work, with 21.2 per cent overall seeking a job. Unemployment overall rose by 7,000…

Employers recognising benefits of apprentices

Bosses in the UK are increasingly finding that young apprentices are more employable compared to people with other qualifications. This is according to a new survey carried out by ICM Research, which conducted online interviews with 500 major English companies in February and asked them to rate the employability of people with various qualifications on…

Government decisions may have direct consequences for building sustainable talent pipelines

Are we missing the opportunity to strengthen the skills capacity of our future workforce? This is a question often asked in relation to the UK’s policy on skills and its growing inability to deliver tangible outcomes for labour market success. The government’s recent decision to abandon its plans to introduce an English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is…

Glasgow Guarantee ‘successfully improving youth unemployment’

Youth unemployment in Glasgow is being tackled by a scheme that guarantees every young person aged 16-24 in the city with support in the form of education, training or a job. This could point the way forward for workplace inclusion, with leader of the city council Gordon Matheson insisting the measures taken by the local…

IPPR: Youth unemployment ‘could top 1 million again in 2013’

Despite recent falls in unemployment levels in the UK, the number of jobless could rise by some 200,000 people next year, it has been predicted. And according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which made the forecast, young people are once again set to suffer the brunt of an increase in unemployment. It…

Rising youth unemployment has become a major issue in recent years, with the inclusion in the workplace of young people taking a major hit since the start of the economic downturn. But according to a report released this week by the TUC, it seems that the rise in the jobless rate among young people in…

Employer bodies welcome Technical Baccalaureates for school leavers

Labour says qualification will help ‘forgotten 50 per cent’ not at university A new Technical Baccalaureate aimed at 18-year-olds has been proposed by Labour leader Ed Miliband. The qualification – to be known as a Tech Bacc – would transform the prospects of the “forgotten 50 per cent” of school leavers who do not go…

Small firms regularly hire people from disadvantaged groups

According to a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) students, long-term sick and the disabled are more likely to be employed by small businesses. The report revealed that each year, small and medium sized companies hire around 1.3m unemployed and disadvantaged people. On the other hand, large firms with more than 250 employees…

TUC: Employment outlook for young people toughest for 18 years

Those leaving education this year are facing the toughest employment market for young people since 1994, the TUC has claimed. According to the trade union organisation, the inclusion in the workplace of young people has declined significantly since 2001, when over 85 per cent of young people were either working or studying. The outlook for…

Flaws in Youth Contract could see young people ‘falling through the cracks’

The government’s recently unveiled Youth Contract could fall short of its aim of increasing the workplace inclusion of young people due to flaws in the scheme, City & Guilds has warned. According to the exam board, the complexity of the programme and the number of agencies involved in running it could lead to many people…