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Is it time politicians stopped setting the skills agenda?

If you listen to the election rhetoric being spouted by the Tories and Labour, its clear that neither side has a clue about how bridge the skills gap and support young people into work .

What concerns me though is that politicians don't seem to understand at which point an intervention is critical, not just for the young people concerned but for employers struggling to fill vacancies from the apprentice talent pool.

Labour are pledging a guaranteed apprenticeship if young…


Released on February 17, 2015 at 22:44 —

Careers guidance in schools: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

Careers guidance in schools: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

By: Adrian Oldfield, Chairman at ZootAlore

Published: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:09 GMT…

Released on January 23, 2015 at 11:39 —

Mandatory work experience e-petition

We have over One Million young people unemployed/NEET


The figure above is shocking, but it will only get worse! Those of us who are being asked to find work for 16-24 yr old job seekers see the many barriers to getting young people into work. Employers have a very rich labour market to source candidates from, our young people are competing with a huge number of applicants from older job seekers and migrant workers and each year the numbers swell.




Released on June 4, 2013 at 11:19 —

With age comes experience. With youth comes opportunity. Work experience has never been more important



The country has just seen another successful National Apprenticeship Week and as a result many more employers are considering the role that young people can play in their workforce.

Apprenticeships work! They provide a structured route into employment for young people and give employers the opportunity to create diversity in their workforce. It’s also proven that… Continue

Released on March 28, 2013 at 22:15 —

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At 9:18 on July 2, 2010, FEnews said…
Hi Adrian

Welcome to the FE Community.

It's great you have joined the FE Community - we're looking forward to your press releases and event info.

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