Private Sector Provision of Employment Services for Young Adults at Risk

Evidence suggest that experiencing some form of employment or work experience is the most effective way of getting low skilled young people into permanent employment.

This report analyses the effectiveness of work experience, training and employment schemes provided by the private sector for a particularly vulnerable group of low skilled youth: young offenders and young people at risk of offending.

Analysis of existing schemes is combined with an examination of the barriers to greater private sector involvement. The report argues that government could do more to promote further business involvement. Changes to the benefit system and an extension of employer subsidies would lower the barriers considerably.

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