Getting ready for work

Getting Ready for Work

About the campaign

Should every young person be required to take one week’s work experience before they leave school?

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House of Commons debate report:

In the second debate of the 2012 visit to the House of Commons, MYPs argued that better opportunities for work experience and apprenticeships for young people are vital to prepare properly for getting a job.

Youth unemployment is too high and young people need greater opportunities to prepare for the world of work, argued 15-year-old Ryan Davies MYP.

He said: “The number of unemployed young people is still disappointingly high… career support needs to be improved for young peoples’ progress. A job gives you a footing in life, and we must strive to give every young person an opportunity to contribute fully to our society.”

46 out of 295 MYPs voted for this motion