Too many young people ‘off the radar’ (BBC)
A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recognised that too many youngters in England fall ‘off the radar’ when they leave school despite government figures showing that the rate of 16-18 year old NEETs is at its lowest since consistent records began. The report, highlighted by the BBC, has also criticised a lack of careers advice for the age group.
‘Gateway to the City’ apprenticeship scheme opens doors for young people (Apprentice Eye)
Apprentice Eye reports that the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has partnered with charity City Gateway to launch a new apprentice scheme, offering young people that chance to work with some of the biggest companies in finance. Standard Chartered, Societe Generale and Allianz Global Investors are among companies already signed up.
Gender gap in university admissions rises to record level (Guardian)
Data from UCAS shows that women accepted to study at university in 2014 outnumbered men by record levels, dominating entrance to medicine, law and biology. While women have outnumbered men in admissions for years, the 2014 figures show the gap has widened to nearly 58,000. The Guardian provides the full details.
Can social mobility be improved in the professions in the UK? (Forbes)
A pertinent question asked by Forbes as the Organisation for Economic Cooperaton & Development (OECD) reports that Britain has some of the lowest social mobility in the developed world. The article looks specifically as the role employers can play in improving this.