Employment Schemes: Young People

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th January 2018.

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Photo of Margaret Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which companies and organisations provide work placements for young people on the new Youth Obligation programme.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Youth Obligation claimants receive a programme of intensive support to help them find employment or an apprenticeship quickly. During their journey, claimants can access a menu of opportunities, skills training and work experience, according to individual need.

There are currently 128 employers on the Department’s National Portfolio who have committed to offering work experience opportunities, including Accenture, Asda, Balfour Beatty, B&Q, Compass Group and Greggs.

Additionally, each Jobcentre district has their own Local Employer and Partnerships Team dedicated to identifying skills needs, building and sharing labour market intelligence and advising on local recruitment opportunities, including sourcing employers to provide work placements.

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