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ASPIRES 2 gives evidence on work experience to the Youth Select Committee

By qtnvacl, on 10 July 2018

ASPIRES 2 Research Associate Dr Julie Moote has given expert evidence to an inquiry on the barriers to work experience. Dr Moote provided evidence from the ASPIRES 2 project which shows that the provision of work experience opportunities in England is patterned by social inequalities (see here for more information).

The inquiry comes at a time when more than half a million young people are unemployed, and with a recent YouGov poll highlighting that 58 per cent of all 11-18 year olds cite a lack of work experience as a barrier to future employment.

To find out more about the evidence visit the Youth Select Committee website.

UPDATE 14th November 2018 – A report of the evidence has now been published; Realising the potential of Work Experience.

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