Latest ONS statistics reveal drop in youth unemployment as employers champion apprenticeships

The most recent labour market statistics revealed by the ONS have revealed that there are currently 3.63 million people aged 16-24 in employment, as youth unemployment fell by 20,000 from March to May 2013.

Despite the positive news however, almost a million 16-24 year olds in the UK are left without work, as rising university tuition fees, costs of living and many other determining factors mean that many cannot compete for the top jobs available.

As a result, many young people are increasingly looking to professional apprenticeships to help them build up core skills for the workplace.

Employers, supported by the Government, are themselves increasingly realising the benefits of employing apprentices into their companies, as they equip the future UK workforce with the skills they need to improve a number of businesses across a wide range of industries.