Why Careers Education Matters ~ by Laura-Jane Rawlings

Greetings dear reader This post is mainly for the enlightenment of teachers and school governors. The short video provides the opportunity for you to listen to one of England's top experts on Careers Education explaining why it is so important to do more on this....

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National Study Programme for Young People (NACRO)

The Benefits   Study within a supportive environment £40 per week paid to learner Travel costs covered Access to IT resources to support study Refer a friend for £50 The Nacro charity are currently offering young people between the ages of 16 and 18 the...

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Young Unemployed Would Overflow Wembley

A press release was issued by the UK government on 4 July 2014 under the heading “New statistics show thousands more 16- and 17-year-olds embarking on apprenticeships than last year.” The tone of the document is upbeat and positive: The figures, collected from local...

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How has the recession affected graduates and non-graduates?

Last Autumn the Economic Research Council analysed figures from the Office of National Statistics looking at the interaction between recent graduates and young non-graduates in the labour market. What does the chart show? The two lines show the unemployment rate (the...

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Apprenticeships Are Falling Short of Demand

The Minister for Skills, Matthew Hancock, revealed yesterday in a written answer to an MP the number of young people starting an apprenticeship during the last three academic years. Apprenticeship programme starts by age and gender   Age  Gender   2010/11 full year  ...

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Young unemployed frustrated by national job schemes

According to the Local Government Association (LGA), unemployed young people are losing faith in the prospect of finding jobs and feel national schemes are not offering them the right skills to help them into work. A poll of unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds, carried out...

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