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Is the UK Heading for a Skills Crisis?

(6) Comments | Posted 7 August 2014 | (00:00)

Britain is on the road to economic recovery, but to stay ahead we must consider how best to harness the talents of our unemployed young people.

While the crisis that rocked the UK economy has abated and British businesses are reporting heightened demand for their services, employers tell us they...

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Unlocking the Potential of Britain's Young People

(1) Comments | Posted 12 March 2014 | (08:38)

Are they sitting at home watching TV or wandering the streets? Too depressed to get out of bed or busy with volunteer work? Courageous or apathetic? Are you one of them?

Everyone has a different perception of unemployed young people. With close to a million young people struggling to...

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What Makes a Great Role Model

(14) Comments | Posted 22 May 2013 | (00:00)

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a role model as "a person regarded by others as an example to be imitated."

However, it seems to me that the most exceptional role models do much more than set a good example. We have all been inspired by successful people in the public...

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Why Young Entrepreneurs are Good for Britain

(8) Comments | Posted 9 May 2013 | (00:00)

We have all dreamed of becoming our own boss, but thousands of young people across the country have already put their business plans into action.

With youth unemployment just under a million, young people are turning their hand to gardening, graphic design, baking and beauty therapy to escape the dole...

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Young People Are Our Tomorrow - So Let's Trust in Them Today

(2) Comments | Posted 14 May 2012 | (00:00)

The summer of 2012 is a busy one for Britain. With two major events in the calendar, namely the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it's an exciting time to showcase what this country has to offer. Our finest athletes, designers, curators, chefs and countless...

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Achieving Against the Odds: Why We Must Give Young People Hope

(1) Comments | Posted 13 March 2012 | (23:00)

This afternoon I'll be meeting Emily. At just 12 years old Emily became a carer for her mother, who had become permanently disabled following a violent crime. Struggling to cope with the pressures of caring at such a young age, Emily became angry and disruptive and was close to being...

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We Can Empower Young People to Break the Cycle of Joblessness

(10) Comments | Posted 14 February 2012 | (23:00)

The monthly announcement of youth unemployment figures has become increasingly grim reading. During this difficult climate, The Prince's Trust is working harder than ever to deliver programmes that help young people change their lives. Today we have taken another step towards improving their prospects by investing in 100 new jobs...

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We Need to Give Our Young People a Boost

(1) Comments | Posted 30 November 2011 | (13:38)

The key announcements set out in the autumn statement come against a backdrop of youth unemployment at a 19-year high, rising inflation and continuing job cuts.

The predictions from economic experts and the media make for gloomy reading and suggest that - while 2011 has been...

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