Tags: young people

Budget 2015: Employers and recruiters concerned about lack of focus on education?

George Osbourne delivered an encouraging message for UK businesses in his final Budget before the general election this May, but there is concern over the lack of focus on education and skills. The Chancellor began his address in the House of Commons by championing the burgeoning health of the UK labour market, illustrated primarily by…

The more education young people have, the more willing they are to work for free

Half (49%) of all young people are willing to work for free to get on the jobs ladder, according to a unique research project from recruitment experts Adecco looking into Britain’s youth unemployment crisis. The survey of 16-24 years olds across the UK found that almost half (47%) of all young people will do any…

Youth unemployment as bad now as in 1984

The number of people aged 16 to 24 in full-time education has more than doubled over the last 30 years 69% of young people not in full-time education were employed at the end of 2013 The proportion of young people undertaking work alongside full-time study has been falling since the year 2000 Young people are…

24% of all young black men likely to be unemployed

Former England football player and Tottenham Hotspur Ambassador Ledley King is backing the launch of a local jobs pilot aimed at getting more young people from black and ethnic minorities into work. A new ‘Job Fit’ pilot being launched by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith today has been developed from survey results showing…

Up to 50,000 teenagers studying ‘dead-end’ courses

Tens of thousands of 16 to 18 year olds are taking “dead-end courses” that don’t lead into work or further study, and are likely to become NEET by the age of 19, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR. Almost a quarter of a million teenagers who left school without good qualifications…