A mismatch in expectations between employers and young people is contributing to high levels of youth unemployment, according to a report published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Business in the Community. Th More...25 April 2013 15:07
Apprenticeships are increasingly being presented as the solution to the UK's youth unemployment and skills shortfall, but is it really that simple? Emma Parry asks whether or not apprenticeships really are a cure for the nation's employment problems.
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This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Learndirect , originally shown online on 25 March 2013, examines the various ways in which organisations can employ young people and look at the raft of government initiatives that have been la More...18 March 2013 14:00
Youth unemployment has risen faster in the UK than in any other of the G8 countries since the start of the recession, and the Government has been urged to learn the lessons of economies that have been more successful at tackling the issue. A report p More...29 January 2013 12:20
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged the Government to improve careers advice for young people after a survey found more than half of employers said the advice available was "inadequate".
In addition to the 53% of em More...23 January 2013 13:15
The Government has announced the launch of a programme aimed at providing young people with the skills needed to get jobs and apprenticeships.
"Traineeships", set to be introduced later this year, will be aimed at improving the work-readiness of you More...10 January 2013 11:56
The Government's flagship scheme to reduce youth unemployment isn't going far enough to tackle the problem, according to a group of MPs. The Work and Pensions Select Committee said that the " youth contract" was a good start, but added tha More...19 September 2012 14:03
Many employers are failing to recruit young workers despite the majority agreeing that they have a duty to help tackle youth unemployment, according to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). One organisation in More...19 September 2012 14:03
Businesses have been urged to get behind a government-funded online career platform for young people, to ensure that the next generation of workers have the right skills to get started in their chosen careers.
The plotr careers platform,  More...04 July 2012 14:15
Young people want to bridge the gap between education and work, and improve their chances of finding employment by obtaining greater access to employers, according to research published today by City & Guilds.
City & Guilds says the research More...02 May 2012 10:20
The TUC has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his Budget to introduce measures that will help young people get into work and boost the economy. In its submission to next week's Budget, the TUC said that rising levels of youth unemployment re More...13 March 2012 10:46
The furore over the Government's welfare-to-work programme reached a new high at the end of last week when Emma Harrison, chairman of the firm A4e, tasked with getting the long-term unemployed back into work, resigned as the Prime Minister's "family tsa More...28 February 2012 12:39
The argument over whether or not unpaid work experience amounts to "slave labour" is in danger of discouraging employers from offering placements at all and risks denying young people a route into permanent employment. This is the warning from the Ch More...23 February 2012 13:53
Nick Clegg is to launch a scheme to deal with the "ticking time bomb" of young people not in education, employment, or training (NEETs), by inviting charities and businesses to bid for contracts to help teenagers get into work or learning.
The contr More...21 February 2012 11:48
Making sure that more people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and those from minorities, are able to benefit from apprenticeships is a priority for the Government, according to skills minister John Hayes.
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Small businesses will be offered £1,500 to take on their first young apprentices, as part of a government drive to boost apprenticeship numbers.
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, Prime Minister David Cameron today announced a round of g More...07 February 2012 15:11
Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has announced that it will lead the development of a Higher Apprenticeship programme for young people looking to move into the professional services sector. Earlier this week, business secretary Vince Cab More...02 December 2011 12:49
The headlines are full of doom and gloom for young people - youth unemployment has just hit the one million mark , hundreds of graduates compete for single job placements and employers complain that school leavers lack basic literacy and num More...01 December 2011 10:27
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has unveiled a £1 billion package aimed at tackling youth unemployment through the creation of 400,000 work and training placements.
The "youth contract" initiative will offer subsidies of £2,275 to employers in Engl More...25 November 2011 11:47
Town and cities in northern England have the highest proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds not in employment, education or training - so-called "NEETs" - according to research published today.
Great Britain urban average: 16.1% Source: More...04 November 2011 11:33