Click Fraud Protection

Connecting...

CIPD: Youth unemployment to fall in coming months

News | Youth unemployment | Notable shift | CIPD

W1siziisijiwmtcvmduvmdmvmtevmduvndivmjavew91dggtdw5lbxbsb3ltzw50lxrvlwzhbgwtaw4ty29taw5nlw1vbnrocy5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijewmdb4ndawiyjdxq

Youth unemployment will drop over the course of the next few months, new findings suggest.

Research from the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) highlights a notable shift in employers’ attitude towards young people, finding that four in ten companies now offer work experience opportunities.

Despite the UK's recovery from the recession, it is still a challenging landscape for young people searching for their first role, but the CIPD's research suggests much is being done to deal with the issue. 

The study discovered that recruitment processes are being altered to make them friendlier to young people, as nine out of ten bosses are using social media to find new talent.

On top of this, the research found that 36 per cent of employers ask for no specific educational qualifications for entry-level positions, while the number of apprenticeships has increased by more than double over recent years. More than half a million are now available.

More employers are also helping young people in HR, with over 1,500 professionals in the sector volunteering through the CIPD’s Steps Ahead mentoring initiative. This project provides career support at a one-to-one level.

Some 35 per cent of employers now engage with local schools and colleges to help youngsters find careers, marking a rise from the 29 per cent figure recorded two years ago.

Over 13,000 professionals are signed up to carry out talks in schools through the CIPD’s Inspiring The Future initiative.

On top of this, 24 per cent of employers support youth social action programmes. These are designed to help young people receive key skills for the work environment.

Katerina Rudiger, head of skills and policy campaigns at CIPD, said: “When we first started the Learning to Work programme, words such as ‘clueless’ and ‘lazy’ were frequently used to describe young people entering the workplace and many employers were quick to blame schools and education providers for failing to prepare young people for the world of work.”

Ms Rudiger went on to say that she is encouraged by the number of HR professionals taking part in voluntary work to help young people secure work.


Posted by Jon Aspinell on 29th July 2014

SHARE

LATEST JOBS
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdcvmtavmtavndkvmduvmta4l1cxc2laaulzswpjd01uy3znrfv2twpzdk1urxznakl2turndk9euxpmmezqwxkxdgfxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Part-Qualified Management Accountant ...

Sutton, Surrey

£35000 - £45000 per annum

Part-Qualified Management Accountant - Sutton - £45,000 A well-established business based in Sutton are seeking a par...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdcvmtavmtavndcvntgvmjy1l1cxc2laaulzswpjd01uy3znrff2twprdk1urxznelv2turrdk5etxhmm2rwy21vdwfulmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Sales Engineer (Inside)

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

£40000 + £10k comm.

Sales Engineer (Inside) - South Buckinghamshire - £40,000 + £10,000 commission and additional benefits. Fantastic opp...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdcvmtavmtavndkvmduvmta4l1cxc2laaulzswpjd01uy3znrfv2twpzdk1urxznakl2turndk9euxpmmezqwxkxdgfxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Finance Analyst

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

£35,000

Finance Analyst - High Wycombe, South Buckinghamshire - up to £35,000 plus bonus and further impressive benefits pack...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtevmzmvndavnty5l21hcmsxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Head of Search

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

£80,000 per annum

A well established, rapidly expanding business based in Hertfordshire is looking for an accomplished Head of Search t...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdcvmtavmtavndcvntgvmjy1l1cxc2laaulzswpjd01uy3znrff2twprdk1urxznelv2turrdk5etxhmm2rwy21vdwfulmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Pre-sales (Solutions) Engineer

South West London, London

Up to £72000 per annum + 15k OTE, family healthcare

A highly successful Data Centre software company has an opportunity in the role of Pre Sales Engineer. The role is pa...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtevmzmvndavnty5l21hcmsxlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mfx1mdazyyjdxq
VACANCY

Events Coordinator

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

£35,000 per annum + 5% bonus

Join a market leading global technology firm in an Events Coordination and Logistics role, covering both internal and...

READ MORE
W1siziisijiwmtgvmdqvmtgvmtmvmjmvnduvnza0l1jlbw90zs1taw4ucg5nil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
Insight

How can you ensure cohesive communication with a team of remote workers?

Remote working is becoming increasingly adopted by organisations across the globe - whether that takes the form of an...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdevmjqvmdgvntkvmtavndyyl2ltywdlmtqtbwlulmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimzm1ede3mcnuzsjdxq
Insight

Can HR tech ease workplace conflict?

Workplace conflict is mostly unavoidable - particularly when businesses hire strong-minded talent with big ideas. Ego...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdevmtyvmdgvntcvmzcvmtk5l1dlbgwxyi1taw4uanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
Insight

What to prioritise in your employee experience

The candidate experience has long been valued by employers looking to attract fresh talent. Now, however, companies a...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdevmtavmtyvmdavntmvmtyzl0ltywdlntatbwluicgxks5wbmcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijmznxgxnzajbmuixv0
Insight

What can HR expect in 2018?

HR departments are set to face many new challenges in 2018, from the technological to the traditional. Among the most...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtcvmtevmjgvmtcvmdevndqvnzivaw1hz2uyni1taw4ucg5nil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
Advice

From communication to drive: The importance of soft skills

Soft skills are often difficult to quantify, yet they can become an absolute necessity for your business to reach its...

READ STORY

W1siziisijiwmtcvmtevmdgvmtavntqvmzivotuvaw1hz2uxns1taw4uanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmzv4mtcwi25lil1d
News

Only one in three workers say their employers offer training

Just one-third of workers report that their employer offers regular training opportunities, a new poll by the Trades ...

READ STORY