The objective of Employing an Apprentice is to provide information and support for businesses to connect with candidates who are looking to partake in technical education, with a focus on 16-24 year olds.
The impact of COVID-19 has hit those under 25 years old more than any other age group, being two and a half times more likely to work in a sector that was shut down.
According to the BITC, the youth unemployment rate could reach 27% by the end of the year. With more than 7 million 16-24 year olds in the UK, this could lead to a lost generation who will feel this impact their career prospects and mental health for decades to come.
By looking at alternative employment, specifically the role of technical education, we can fix the bottom rung of the employment ladder which is failing to give a step up to those without higher education.
With 91% of all apprentices continuing into the job role upon completion of their apprenticeship, the essential step towards a low risk solution for ending the crisis of youth unemployment and for helping to heal the economy is to recruit an apprentice.
Given that the government continues to recognise technical education as being a critical component to fixing youth unemployment and the crisis in the economy, registering with Employing an Apprentice is imperative to ensuring that you stay up to date for any and all government schemes and funding that becomes available.
Visit employinganapprentice.com to find useful information and advice for employers and apprentices.