School Leavers. Youth Contract. Aim and what it does To get every unemployed young person earning or learning again before long term damage is done.
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To get every unemployed young person earning or learning again before long term damage is done.
It will help the most disengaged 16 and 17 year olds by getting them back to school or college, onto an apprenticeship or into a job with training. Is open to all businesses, including those that already employ large numbers of young people (like retail and construction) and emerging sectors (like the green economy, creative industries and ICT).
326,000 people starting an apprenticeship in nine months from 2010 to 2011. However, there were more people aged over 25 starting apprenticeships (121,000) than there were 16-18 year olds (102,900) and 19-24 year olds (102,800).
If you are not free to accept work, if you do not look for training or work, or if you do not have a current jobseeker's agreement, you could be disqualified from receiving Jobseeker's Allowance. If you turn down work or leave a job or training without valid reason, you could also lose your Jobseeker's Allowance.