Is resilience the answer to encouraging more apprenticeships?

I’ve blogged before on the problems faced by students in the current economic conditions, and focused on the importance of developing graduate resilience. We know that, with the increased competition for jobs, employers can afford to be ‘picky’ and look for more than just a degree grade. This can make it very difficult for individuals entering into employment, and graduates need to be able to stand out from the crowd in order to get their dream role.

However, it isn’t only graduates suffering in these tough times. In a recent article, for example, it was revealed that the number of apprenticeships for young people has fallen. Official statistics have suggested that in the third quarter of 2012, the number of under-19s starting such schemes fell to 22,200, despite the high youth unemployment that we are currently seeing, and government efforts to encourage subsidised in-work training…

Read this article in full on our HRZone blog.

News Archive October 2012