An article from the guardian suggests that employers attitudes towards young people are changing, with more companies offering work experience and apprenticeships.
Do you think that this is enough or should employers do more?
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- 23-07-2014 10:38
- 23-07-2014 10:48
They are just adjusting to the labour market. They can get cheaper labour at higher quality in that age bracket than they could five years ago, so best to recruit more from there.
People put off £9k fees means theres a better talent pool at 16-18 and the previously high unemployment means the 16-24 age group will work for free, pay to work, or work for pennies so are cheap too.
- 23-07-2014 10:50
Saying that, some of the 'apprenticeships' are ridiculous. There are so many places where I live advertising for a "apprentice shop worker" or "apprentice waitress" with the job description basically being the exact same as any other shop worker or waitress, with no qualifications being worked toward (and from my personal experience in retail it's not like you really learn anything). That definitely should stop, calling something an 'apprenticeship' should not just be an excuse to get cheap labour.