In response to the challenge of youth unemployment the Deputy Prime Minister announced a £1billion Youth Contract to help young unemployed people get a job. This will enhance the get Britain working measures. We aim to build on the fantastic support many employers have already offered by committing opportunities and vacancies for young people without jobs.
Since summer 2011 businesses in the UK have wholeheartedly backed Work Experience and other get Britain working measures and the Youth Contract uses this support and enthusiasm as its foundation.
From April 2012 the Youth Contract will provide at least 410,000 new work places for 18 to 24 year olds over 3 years.