School leavers not ready for work

Young peoples’ expectations of careers and how to progress are not based on hard evidence, according to a new report out today which urges the government to take steps to change school leavers’ plans. The study from the Financial Skills Partnership and Career Academies UK showed that many young people aged 17 and 18 do not understand university fees, know too little about apprenticeship options and are in a poor position to make informed choices which affect their future career options.