Small jobs can make a big difference, says UKCES

Young people in the UK need more help getting the vital experience to find work, or risk falling behind their international counterparts, a report published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) today says.

Tue, 24 Jun 2014Young people in the UK need more help getting the vital experience to find work, or risk falling behind their international counterparts, a report published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) today says.

The report says that in Europe, only the UK saw a fall in the number of young people combining work with learning in the years leading to recession. However, countries with high numbers of young people who work while studying have lower levels of youth unemployment as a result.
 
In Australia just under half (44%) of 15-19-year-olds in education are on apprenticeships or have part-time jobs. Just 12% of Australia’s 20-24-year-olds are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

By contrast, in the UK just 22% of young people aged 15 to 19 are earning and learning, and nearly one in five (19%) 20-24-year-olds are categorised as NEET.

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Snow joke for Midlands recruiters

As large parts of the country awoke yesterday to a winter wonderland, recruiters have had mixed fortunes in terms of temps turning up for assignments and clients opening their doors this morning.

11 December 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 11-15 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: CSG, Job Matrix, Recruitive

Contracts 11 December 2017

Government washing its hands of blacklisting says union

Unite has accused the government of washing its hands on the issue of blacklisting in the construction industry following a nationwide day of action by the trade union, which threatened to draw recruiters into the firing line.

7 December 2017

Vital Recruitment plans Christmas treat for one lucky worker

Working at Christmas can be miserable but one Peterborough-based recruiter is planning to make it a memorable occasion for one lucky worker this year.

Lighter Side 7 December 2017
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