CMI comments on ONS NEET May 2018 data
We need to focus on improving the employability of young people. The Government recently renewed its commitment to boosting apprenticeship funding for 16-18-year olds, but it now needs to cut the bureaucracy of the Apprenticeship Levy - making it far easier for employers to take on young apprentices. Business also needs to act. Our own research found only 29% of employers offer work experience placements, and this simply isn’t good enough. Companies need to provide a supportive environment for young people to learn and develop their potential through work placements. Only then we begin to reduce this critical issue of youth unemployment.
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