UK’s Youth Advised to Look Towards Apprenticeships as the Number of ‘Neets’ Increase
LONDON, November 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
The rising number of UK unemployed youths are being advised by leading
learner management [http://www.perspective-uk.com ] software providers
Perspective to look towards vocational courses and apprenticeships to help
increase their chances of gaining employment.
Recently released figures illustrate that the number of ‘neets’
(16-24-year-olds not in education, employment or training) has risen to
18.4% during the first quarter of 2011. These figures are the highest they
have been since 2007, and represent a 2.1% increase on figures from 2010.
The total percentage represents nearly a million 16-24-year-olds now classed
In light of this number of ‘neets’, coupled with an overcrowded jobs
market, young people are being advised to consider continuing education and
training where possible to help increase the likelihood of finding
employment in the future. Given the competition for each available job, it
is important young people try and stand out from fellow applicants.
Apprenticeships and vocational courses allow students to earn a wage whilst
enhancing their on-site skills and training, which is likely to enhance
their appeal when applying for work in the future.
Paul Davis, managing director of Perspective, said: “Vocational courses
and apprenticeships offer a viable solution to young people unable to gain a
suitable foothold on the employment ladder. With the current jobs market so
saturated, prospective employees need to find ways to stand out from the
crowd, and gaining on-site experience whilst continuing their education is
paramount in attempts to move away from being ‘neet’.
Perspective is a leading UK provider of real-time student monitoring
systems. Perspective’s Sunesis software assists training
providers and colleges in tracking learner progression
to ensure students remain on course in their attempts to
gain a qualification. Perspective provides management software to a number
of local authorities to ensure schools and colleges can track their
For more information, please visit http://www.perspective-uk.com or
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