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Labour Market Outlook

Highlights from the summer 2011 publication from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development include:

Apprenticeship employment: Over a third of employers are likely to recruit apprentices in the six months to December 2011. This is an increase of more than 50% – up from 24% in 2010. More public sector employers take on apprentices than do those in the private sector.

Recruitment of graduate interns: Around a fifth of employers are likely to recruit graduate interns in the next six months. More private sector employers (23%) take on interns than do public sector employers.

School leavers: The number of employers planning torecruit school leavers aged 17-18 has fallen to 25%. Many employers continue to complain about young people’s lack of employability skills eg: customer service skills and communication skills.

To download the full report, go to www.cipd.co.uk/binaries/5611%20LMO%20Focus%20on%20young%20people.pdf

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