According to the Office for National Statistics there were 826,000 young people (aged 16 - 24) who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the UK in the latter part of 2016.
This is a depressing statistic for young people, and it cannot be stated enough how important it is to begin to tackle youth unemployment. Alongside parents, guardians and carers of young people, schools play a key part in successfully securing a working future for their students, and inspiring an aspirational workforce.
Ofsted has consistently championed for effective, and easily accessed, careers advice to be made available for all young people - however teaching time and resources can often be stretched and pulled in other directions, leaving schools vulnerable to a high NEET score, with students having little or no access to careers support or guidance.
Careers guidance is also helpful when impartial and delivered by an outside agency with links to the employment world. Mployable can offer interactive, bespoke employment workshops for schools, taking the pressure off teachers and school resources. As part of our fully tailored package, we'll run focus groups with staff and students to get to grips with what you need, and deliver a comprehensive (and dare I say it - fun!) package, supporting the school to achieve a 0 NEET Ofsted score, ensuring students are aware of the post education options - and most importantly how to achieve their aspirations.
So, teachers, with all of the other things you have mounting up at the start of a new term, why not tick one thing off your list and contact us to create a tailor made careers and guidance employment workshop. A pretty 'NEET' idea - don't you think?