The readiness of school leavers

Businesses uncertain about the readiness of school leavers for work: FSB

Actually, I can’t remember a time when businesses thought that school leavers were ready for the world of work. But most of the employers that I’ve talked to have been impressed with the quality of the apprentices that they’ve taken on so I’m not sure where the unimpressed employers are recruiting from

  • Two thirds of FSB members said that improving basic literacy and numeracy skills would better prepare young people for work in a small business
  • 77 per cent of survey respondents that employ 16 to 17-year-olds found that school leavers’ general business awareness was poor

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