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Schools and the twenty-first century labour market: perspectives on structural change, IN British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Vol 45 No 2 Apr 2017, pp208-218

Reviews the perspectives of policy commentators close to the political and academic debates surrounding youth employment, and of human resource professionals with first-hand experience of recruitment, to consider how changes in the youth labour market have negatively affected the economic prospects of young people. Focuses on the growing complexity of the labour market, increased competition for entry level employment, and the changing requirements of employers, who increasingly seek new employees well placed to be personally effective in applying knowledge and skills in changing situations. Suggests that schools and colleges should structure provision for young people within a framework aimed at resolving specific and clear barriers to effective school-to-work transitions.


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Mann, Anthony; Huddleston, Prue
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