Youth Skills Commission calls for further collaboration between schools and employers

The Youth Skills Commission is calling on employers and schools to work together to improve young people’s access to work, after its latest report found that just 29% of employers offer work experience opportunities and only 15% apprenticeships.

Moira McKerracher, UKCES deputy director, says work experience and apprenticeship placements are crucial to helping young people get a foot on the career ladder.

She said: “A big message coming out of the Youth Skills Commission has been the importance of experience in helping young people secure a strong footing in the labour market.”