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CEO of employment initiative hands graduates job boost

Published: Thursday, 11 February 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Phil Flaxton, the chief executive of Work Wise UK, a not-for-profit initiative, has said that despite recent government efforts, more can be done to get graduates into employment.

He pointed towards the launch of the government's youth employment guarantee, whereby any 18 to 25-year-old who has been out of work for six months is entitled to a place on an internship or similar, but insisted that there is still work to be done.

He said: "More can always be done, but it comes down to resources and finance. There is no quick solution to this problem.

"I think it is in the country's interest to ensure that the younger generation do get into work; not only for their own self-esteem and worth and the fact they have to support themselves financially, but also because they will be paying tax to the system."

A recent story published by the Prince's Trust suggested that the UK could miss out on 19,500 doctors and nurses and 62,000 teachers if young people are not able to fulfil their potential.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19610472-ADNFCR

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