In the News

UK / Cabinet secretary to lead review of youth job program

Britain’s top civil servant is to conduct a wholesale review of how to help unemployed young people amid concern at the top of government that the coalition is failing the under-25s.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have asked Sir Jeremy Heywood, cabinet secretary, to examine the coalition’s strategy to tackle youth unemployment.

The move suggests ministers believe efforts to tackle the problem have failed.

Last week’s employment figures showed that, while the jobless total has fallen slightly, youth unemployment rose slightly, to almost 1m.

One senior coalition adviser said: “A lot of young people are not making the successful transition from education to employment.

“The current set of provisions for this group are not clear, and are spread across a whole range of government departments and initiatives. We need to provide a simple, clear route.”

The review is an implicit admission that the Youth Contract, launched in 2011 with great fanfare by Mr Clegg, deputy prime minister, has not worked. The scheme was designed to help find work for young people through internships, work experience and subsidies for companies to take on new employees.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at 

financial times

via Cabinet secretary to lead review of youth unemployment in UK –

Related Posts

UK / Local authorities say youth unemployment schemes does work


National schemes to tackle youth unemployment are not working, the group representing English councils has said. The LGA said the current system was over-complicated, with 35 different national schemes across 13 different age boundaries costing £15bn a year. Research by the LGA also found a drop of 8% in the number of young people in … Continue reading »

UK / Youth jobs scheme: a slow start admits the coalition government

POSTED BY  ⋅ JULY 22, 2013 ⋅ 1 COMMENT

The UK coalition government admitted on Monday that a £2,275 wage incentive to tackle youth unemployment had got off to a slow start Continue reading »

UK | Youth main job sectors have shed nearly a million jobs since 2007


The manufacturing and construction sectors have suffered the biggest loss of jobs since the eve of the recession, while finance and business services is the only sector with a bigger workforce today, according to a TUC analysis published today (Tuesday) ahead of a busy week of economic indicators. The TUC analysis looks at industries including … Continue reading »

UK youth employment challenge – A Report


By comparison to other European countries, youth unemployment in UK is just below average at around 22%, but it is rising and has been rising since 2005. This suggests structural causes beyond the current economic situation: The labour market has been changing in ways that impact negatively on young people Recruitment practices make it increasingly … Continue reading »

UK Youth Unemployment | From 6,000 to 50,000 on Jobseekers’ Allowance for more than one year


As recently as 2008 there were fewer than 6,000 18-24 year olds who had been on  Jobseekers’ Allowance for more than a year. That number is now just under 50,000 –  more than eight times as many.  This is not just the recession and its aftermath: after falling back somewhat in the year to May … Continue reading »

UK / Youth Unemployment / Labour councils vs Stalin-esque ministers


The harsh reality is government programmes are failing. In fact, fewer than 6,000 young people have been helped into sustained jobs: that’s just 3.4% of young people on the Work Programme. The Youth Contract, launched with much fanfare by the deputy prime minister last year, is working so well that the government has decided to … Continue reading »

UK / Youth Work Experience Scheme / Kids need to be given real jobs


T’S easy to start believing it. It’s easy to start believing it even when it’s George Osborne saying it. Easy to start believing that everyone on benefits is a workshy scrounger when the rest of us are skint and wondering how our wages will stretch to payday never mind Christmas. It’s easy to start believing … Continue reading »

UK | Young Unemployment | Clegg Launches £1bn Flagship Scheme


Nick Clegg is today launching his £1bn flagship scheme to get young people into work amid accusations that the government has been complacent over youth unemployment. The Deputy Prime Minister – who has championed the plan in the coalition – will say the start of the Youth Contract offers a route into work for young … Continue reading »


2 thoughts on “UK / Cabinet secretary to lead review of youth job program

  1. Great info. Lucky me I found your blog by accident (stumbleupon).

    I have book-marked it for later!

    Posted by Homepage: | February 22, 2014, 7:28 am


  1. Pingback: UK / More than three quarters of a million young people believe they have nothing to live for | Job Market Monitor - January 2, 2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Jobs – Offres d’emploi – US & Canada (Eng. & Fr.)

The Most Popular Job Search Tools

Even More Objectives Statements to customize

Cover Letters – Tools, Tips and Free Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office

Follow Job Market Monitor on

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Job Market Monitor via Twitter



%d bloggers like this: