Is it worth signing up for a course in health & beauty? Can a successful media student expect a job in the creative industry? Many have wondered. A report out this month could help young people make a more informed judgement. Hidden Talents, a report by the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion, is a [...]
The national minimum wage is be raised in October by 11p an hour. Not for most young people, though. The rates for 16-17 olds and for 18-20 year olds have been frozen. The apprenticeship rate is to go up 5p an hour.
From 1 October 2012 the rates will be:
£6.19 an hour – [...]
The jobs guarantee for young people proposed by opposition leader Ed Miliband will not make much difference to most jobless young people, says influential analyst Jonathan Portes.
The proposal guarantees a job of 25 hours a week at the minimum wage to young people aged 18-24 who have been claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance for more than [...]