Department for Education

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UK / Department for Education cuts 1,000 jobs

About 1,000 jobs at the Department for Education (DfE) – a quarter of its total workforce – are being cut in an efficiency drive. Civil servants losing their jobs will be made redundant within two years, as the DfE focuses on priority work. The DfE was making administrative cuts of 42% by 2014-15 – but … Continue reading

Should bright pupils become hairdressers?

Should teachers dissuade their brightest pupils from becoming hairdressers? According to Ofsted, teachers sometimes “deride” pupils for opting to leave school and work as apprentices in beauty salons or hairdressers. Inspectors questioned 105 young people for a report on apprenticeships published on Wednesday. They found “several examples of bright young people who felt they had … Continue reading

UK | NEETs | Almost 1m young people not in education, employment or training

Almost 1 million young people are not in school, work or training, according to official figures which underline the extent to which the economic slowdown is hurting school-leavers. One in six 16- to 24-year-olds was a “neet” (not in education, employment or training) in the last three months of 2011, according to statistics published by … Continue reading

Factcheck: Does frequent youth unemployment negatively affect your wages later in life? | Full Fact

Today the Department for Education claimed that, by the age of 42, a young person who experiences frequent unemployment can expect to earn 12-15 per cent less than average. Is this right? “By the age of 42, someone who had frequent periods of unemployment in their teens is likely to earn 12-15 per cent less … Continue reading

Jobs: A ticking time bomb –

Xolile Blessing Bam is passionate about computers. The 20-year-old South African studied IT at a business college in Johannesburg but he has not been able to find a job since. To get some experience, and to keep himself busy, he volunteers as a teaching assistant at a local school in Soweto. “I’ve tried looking for … Continue reading

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