Before young people can undergo important pre-employment screening tests to ensure they are right for the role they have applied for, they need motivation and encouragement to enter the world of work.
That is why the government has committed to helping to match British youth with the most appropriate employers, depending on their qualifications, skills and interests.
Earlier this month (March 8th), the Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd launched a new Youth Confident Workshop for those aged between 16 and 24.
It is designed to help young people overcome challenges when trying to get on the career ladder, from their limited work experience to low self-confidence.
Speaking ahead of the launch of the new workshop Ms Rudd said: “Behind every employment number is a person and a family whose self-esteem, mental wellbeing, economic circumstances and life changes are all vastly improved by being in the workplace, and we’re helping to create a better life for young people across the country.”
She went on to say the government wants to ensure there are “no barriers” for youth to get a job, and it hopes to encourage them to attend the workshop by making it a relaxed and inviting environment. This includes getting local musicians to perform an acoustic set and offering prizes from local businesses.
Young people should also be confident about the fact the job market is steadily improving, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. Not only has the employment rate increased to a record high of 75.8 per cent, but wages are rising at an incredibly fast rate, outpacing inflation for the eleventh consecutive month.