Survey Report

Learning to work 2015

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Learning to work 2015

Published March 2015

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The Learning to Work survey supports the CIPD’s work around youth employment by tracking latest developments in terms of levels of employer engagement with young people.

The latest results highlight a positive trend in terms of the number of entry-level opportunities being offered by organisations. More employers report offering roles aimed at young people, including Apprenticeships, work experience opportunities and graduate schemes. Overall we have seen an increase in the number of organisations who employ young people (aged 16-24): 79% say they now do, up from 73% a year ago.

However, the survey also revealed some interesting data around what different sized organisations are doing to help young people. Small and medium sized employers (SMEs) are much less likely to employ young people, with only 58% reporting that they currently do, compared to 93% of large organisations. The latest survey also explores other aspects to employer engagement with young people, including trends in recruitment, work with local schools and skills development. In this year’s survey we also asked parents for their views on the level of careers advice and guidance available to them when supporting their children.

This survey report helps to inform the CIPD’s Learning to Work programme, which promotes the role of employers in reducing youth unemployment.  

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Content of the report
  • Foreword
  • Access routes and schools engagement
  • Entry-level recruitment
  • Young people and skills development
  • Parents and careers advice and guidance
  • Background to the survey