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Education in UK – Almost one million young people aren’t in education, employment and trainingJohn Cridland says

Thanks to the efforts of many great teachers, the average has risen.  But we’ve also stuck with a system which tolerates underachievement. At one end, low attainment. 40% of young people failing to get at least a C in GCSE English and maths by age 16. And at the other, failure to stretch the best … Continue reading

UK / Give better careers advice says CBI

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called for the government to do more to provide young people with high-quality careers advice, after research revealed 70% of children turn to parents for help. The Association of Colleges (AoC) survey of 2,000 11 to 16-year-olds also found 57% asked teachers for advice. But AoC president Michele … Continue reading

UK’s Skills Gap / Traditional degrees will not fill it, says CBI

The UK risks failing to close its “chronic skills gaps” by continuing to focus teenagers on the university “default route”, say business leaders. A growing demand for degree-level technical skills will not be met by traditional university courses alone, argues a CBI report. Instead more young people should take shorter or part-time degrees and advanced … Continue reading

UK | High unemployment to do ‘permanent damage’

The UK unemployment rate will rise from its current 8.3% to almost 9% by the end of this year, doing “permanent damage to the UK’s productive capacity”, a think tank has said. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said that the persistent weakness in the economy was “unprecedented”. It says growth in … Continue reading

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