Category: news

Boys’ love of reading disappears dramatically as they become teens

Only a third of teenage boys in the UK say they enjoy reading, a new study by the National Literacy Trust (NLT) has found. The NLT, which is dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK, discovered a considerable drop in boys’ enjoyment of reading as they get older. While more than 72 per cent…

03 Jul 2017

Four or more pupil-employer contacts key in NEET battle

Evidence shows that students are significantly less likely to become NEET (not in education, employment or training) if they experience four or more contacts with employers before they leave school. However, the research has also revealed that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have the least contact with employers while at school. The findings come from a…

21 Jun 2017

There’s plenty of hope for Neets. I should know – I was one (Helena Kiely)

Official figures released today show that more than one in 10 young people in the UK are not in education, employment or training (Neet). There are 407,000 young women who are Neet, and for a while I was one of them. Now I’m using my experience to help others like me find work. I left…

17 May 2017

Career advisers knocking on doors of Nottingham’s ‘NEETs’ to get them into work

‘NEET’ teenagers in Nottingham are getting surprise house calls from career advisers. Futures Advice, Skills and Employment is working on Nottingham City Council’s pledge to make sure every 18 to 24-year-old is in a job, training or further education, by knocking on their doors next week. To find out more, check out the link.

30 Mar 2017

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…

20 Feb 2017

The ‘NEET Statistics Quarterly Brief’ April to June 2016 shows some mixed results across England

The proportion of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) fell for the 19-24 and 16-24 age groups but rose for the 16-18 age group. The 16-18 NEET rate was 8.0% in April to June 2016, up 0.5 percentage points from the comparable quarter in 2015, although this change was not statistically significant…

28 Dec 2016

NEETs at the Sage Gateshead

Saturdays 12pm-2pm at The CoMusica Arches First access DJ/MC and creative arts session for NEET young people aged 13-19 years with the opportunity to achieve Arts Award accreditation. Aspiring DJs and MCs can work with Sandy and John to create new mixes, promos and videos for the Arches YouTube channel and participate in regular creative…

03 Nov 2016

The EC’s Education and Training Monitor: a tool for gathering information and data at EU and local level

The European Commission aims at reducing the rate of young European citizens that leave school early to less than 10% by 2020. As early school leavers are more prone to social exclusion, the education ministries of European Union countries have agreed to reduce ESL and reach the goal established as one of the main targets…

15 Sep 2016

Don’t Waste Your Future website has been officially launched!

On behalf of DWYF project we are happy to announce that our website has been officially launched! We invite you to explore it, utilize the resources that will be developed and uploaded during the whole life of the project, and contact us if you have any questions about Don’t Waste Your Future project. We have…

14 Apr 2016