This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

BROWSE PRODUCTS
 

Government youth contract launches

A £1 billion scheme to tackle youth unemployment has been launched this week. The Youth Contract Scheme will offer incentives worth more than £2,275 for each 18-24 year old that an employer offers a paid position to and will also create 250,000 work experience places.

Carmen Watson, Managing Director of Pertemps Network Group, said: “A problem that many young people face when trying to enter the job market is a lack of experience, even if they have the abilities and ambition to succeed. Providing opportunities for young people to gain entry into jobs will offer a new glimmer of hope for 18-24 year olds, particularly those that have been out of work for long periods of time.

“Businesses that have plans to expand now have avenues to recruit among sections of society where there is a huge amount of potential. As a result, they now have the support to invest in the future of the nation’s workforce and also the future of their own businesses. Clearly, this scheme will just be one part of the solution to joblessness but as long as the issue of youth unemployment remains a priority, we will hopefully make steady progress.

“The government says that it is determined to tackling youth unemployment. In this current climate, this determination should drive tangible results.”


Contact Details and Archive...

Related Articles...

Most Viewed Articles...

Print this page | E-mail this page

 
Electrical Products