One in five young people still struggling to find a job

Research by the Work Foundation has found that youth unemployment in the UK remains high, with almost one in five young people still unable to find a job.

Youth unemployment in the UK is such a problem that even cities with lowest rates are still a third higher than the German national average. It also found that young people leaving school after GCSE’s are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as those with better qualifications.

So what can the government do to change these worrying statistics? More work needs to be done with employers to boost apprenticeship take-up, efforts need to go into finding work experience for young people to avoid the chicken and egg situation, and better, unbiased careers advice should be given in schools.