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18 March 2013
Over the past week, apprentices, business, unions, third sector organisations and government have come together to celebrate successes and highlight the value that apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employers and the economy. With the publication of the government’s response to last year’s Richard Review and the launch of their consultation on reforms going forward, it is vital that this interest and momentum is built upon as we figure out where to go from here.
25 January 2013
Good careers advice and guidance is essential to help young people make important choices about how to navigate an increasingly complex labour market transition. However, a new report from the Education Select Committee highlights a “worrying deterioration” in careers guidance following changes brought in through the Education Act in 2011.
15 January 2013
When the Government’s Work Programme appears to be failing homeless people, the importance of local third sector organisations becomes more clear.
By Katy Jones
14 December 2012
In the first report from our Missing Million programme, we found that transport can present a significant barrier for young people in their search for work. Today (14 Dec) we release a new policy paper, “Transport Barriers to Youth Employment”, which digs a bit deeper into this issue.
17 October 2012
A new report ‘A job in itself: the thankless task for young unemployed people looking for work’, published today ( 17 October) by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation provides a worrying account of the experiences of young jobseekers.
19 June 2012
Any period of unemployment while young can have a lasting negative impact on labour market experiences for a lifetime. But for the quarter of a million young people in the UK who have been out of work for more than a year the problem is even more serious. The longer a young person is out of work, education or training, the worse the long-term consequences for the individual and the economy.
13 January 2012
Rallying cries to knuckle down and work harder are a common reaction to difficult economic times. In an era of squeezed incomes and precarious employment situations many UK workers would think twice before cutting back their hours,