Tags: youth schemes

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…

Sky launching new academy to inspire one million young people and support emerging talent

Sky today set out its vision to use the power of television, creativity and sport to help young people in Britain and Ireland to build skills, experience and self-belief. As it approaches its 25th anniversary at the start of 2014, Sky is establishing Sky Academy to deliver a ground-breaking set of initiatives to support the…

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…