Last month, youth unemployment (ie under 25 years) touched 1 million.
In these grim economic times, even a university degree doesn’t guarantee you a job, as many despairing graduates have discovered.
So what can be done to help?
“The government needs to start investing in opportunities for graduates and supporting businesses that are willing to employ young workers.” says Estelle Hart, spokesperson for the National Union of Students (NUS).
Last year the government axed the Future Jobs Fund, which was created to fund invaluable work experience for young people and graduates. Its withdrawal means there is little or no incentive for employers to take on a new generation of employees who are our future.
But there are glimmers of hope.
Growth may be slow in the permanent market but temporary work is steady. We help candidates recognise their strengths and skills, and capture it on video so it enhances their written CV which very often has minimal work experience.
Clearly these young people have loads of energy and commitment and keen to have a chance in a first job. What they lack in experience they make up in enthusiasm.
David Alan’s candidate video clips allow employers to view 10 candidates in 20 minutes.
To find out how we can save you time when taking on temporary staff to enhance your business in the short term, please contact us at David Alan Consultants.
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