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Industry response to the Department for UK’s Education’s latest NEET statistics

In response to February’s NEET stats revealing that young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) decreased slightly for the 19-24 and 16-24 age groups and remained the same for the 16-18 age group, Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy & External Affairs at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has issued the following comment.

Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy & External Affairs at the Chartered Management Institute, comments:

“Today’s figures are promising but there is still clearly a long way to go to significantly decrease the number of NEETs. According to our own research with the EY foundation, a third of current 16 – 21 year-olds in the UK aren’t confident of finding a job in the next few years. With the skills shortage persisting, the productivity gap showing no signs of abating, and youth unemployment continually above the national average, it is clear that decisive action is needed to help solve these problems.

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