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Will new careers service increase social inclusion?

A new government-run careers service could boost social inclusion and help young people into the workplace, skills minister John Hayes has said. The National Careers Service went live on Thursday (April 5th) last week and will seek to offer independent, impartial information and advice on learning and work, via a telephone helpline and website. It…

Youth Contract is a step forward, says REC

The Government has today formally launched its Youth Contract which aims to provide nearly half-a-million new opportunities for 18-24 year-olds. The scheme also includes wage incentives worth up to £2,275 each, for employers who can offer job-seekers from the Government’s Work Programme a job lasting at least 26 weeks. Tom Hadley, Director of Policy &…

Enterprise loan scheme aimed at tackling youth unemployment

Young entrepreneurs will be given access to loans of between £5,000 and £10,000 to help them start up their own businesses under a new pilot scheme announced in yesterday’s Budget. Launched as part of the government’s measures to combat youth joblessness and to promote inclusion in the workplace for young people, the so-called Youth Investment…

Reducing the most long-term scarring effects of youth unemployment

Targeting effective support at NEETs with low qualifications offers the best chances of reducing the most long-term scarring effects of youth unemployment, says CIPD. The government is right to target support at the hardest-to-reach amongst the young unemployed – 16 to 17 year old NEETs with poor qualifications – as these are the people most…

Young job seekers need support to become employable

With Britain still seeking signs of growth, new figures show greater amounts of progress needs to be made to tackle unemployment, especially among young people. Figures released today from the Office for National Statistics show an increase in unemployment of 128,000 on the quarter. There are now 2.64 million people out of work. Carmen Watson,…

Funding opens avenues for skills boost in finance sector

There are hopes within the financial industry that new government investment will open up new opportunities for apprenticeships. The Financial Skills Partnership has been awarded the funds to develop an employer-led Higher Apprenticeship framework to nurture talent in key areas such as banking and insurance. The Financial Skills Partnership has been granted funding from the…