Workless young people to attend employment ‘boot camp’

21 August 2015

Out of work young people between the ages of 18 and 21 will be placed on an intensive activity programme within the first three weeks of submitting a benefit claim under plans put forward by government.

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Workless young people to attend employment 'boot camp'

Out of work young people between the ages of 18 and 21 will be placed on an intensive activity programme within the first three weeks of submitting a benefit claim under plans put forward by government. Read more

Lord Baker to announce plans to open 25 'career colleges' in push to train 14 to 19-year-olds

Dozens of “career colleges” - giving teenagers a taste of the world of work from the age of 14 - are to be opened across the country. The colleges are being set up by former Education Secretary Lord (Kenneth) Baker in an effort to prepare young people for practical careers - while addressing the country’s shortage of key skills. Read more

Apprentices happier in their work than graduates, study reveals

The TES is reporting new research that suggests young people who choose an apprenticeship after leaving school are three times more likely to experience job satisfaction than those who progress into work via university. Read more

Call to set aside apprenticeships for care leavers

Barnardo's is calling on ministers to reserve 20,000 apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds from the care system. Care leavers' potential and not only their entry qualifications should be taken into account, Barnardo's says. Read more

Library card push for all eight-year-olds

Every eight-year-old in England should be enrolled at their local library, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says. Launching a new literacy "mission", Mrs Morgan also announced plans to create at least 200 new book clubs in England. Read more

A further 100 children’s centres face closure

The union Unison has collated details of all English councils’ children’s centre reviews and found 102 are either being considered for closure or have had closure plans confirmed. Read more

Free schools meals

Mayoral hopeful Diane Abbott pledges free school meals for 200,000 London primary school children. The left-winger said she would use up to £22 million from City Hall spending on youth policy to subsidise boroughs that introduce free meals for younger pupils. Read more

State pupils put private schools in the shade

Leading state schools now perform better in exam league tables than private schools, analysis has suggested. Research based on official Department for Education figures found that England's best 500 state schools are outperforming the top 500 private schools. Read more

Data tool to help the arts build stronger networks

Through visualisation of employees’ contact lists, a new online tool aims to help arts organisations understand their professional relationships and discover new opportunities. Read more

Half of teachers do not support new-look GCSEs, TES poll finds

The survey reveals that 53 per cent of the 500 headteachers and teachers questioned were not in favour of the new GCSEs, which will be introduced from September this year. Although 32 per cent said that they did support the new exams, 15 per cent said that they had not yet made up their minds. Read more

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Radio 1Xtra playlist cover designers

Radio 1Xtra have partnered with Create Jobs to find four young creatives / graphic designers / illustrators to create their next playlist cover artwork. Read more

Poetry workshops

Are you between the ages of 11-18? Are you in travelling distance of Brixton Library and Southbank Centre? Do you enjoy writing or are you interested in having a go? Come and take part in a series of workshops with poet Joshua Idehen. Read more

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