CMI comments on GCSE results and the ONS data on NEETs
- New school-to-work syllabus to develop employability, team leadership and management skills will offer a direct route to skilled employment
Petra Wilton, CMI’s director of strategy, said:
While congratulating the thousands of young people collecting their GCSE results, today’s NEET figures show us that far too many will struggle to make the leap from education to the world of work. As our own research shows that a third of 16 – 21 year-olds aren’t confident about finding a job in the next few years. This is a worrying trend as we consider the UK’s ever-growing skills gap.
A new school-to-work syllabus to develop employability, team leadership and management skills could go a long way in helping this transition. Students turning their backs on further and higher education due to high costs need to be made aware of alternative options. Higher and degree apprenticeships offer a direct route to skilled employment without the prospect of £50,000 of debt.
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