Kickstart: Most job roles for youths not yet filled
25/01/2021 | news | business | 163
About 118,000 placements for young people are yet to be filled due to coronavirus lockdowns.
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25/01/2021 10:52:17 16 14
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"Fewer than 2,000 young people have so far started new roles under the government's £2bn Kickstart jobs scheme, data shows.

The programme, which launched in September, has created 120,000 temporary jobs to date."

So they've filled 1.6% of the jobs they've created.

Kind of pathetic really
Not as pathetic as your comment.

If you hadn't noticed, we are in the middle of a pandemic, with many businesses closed and/or people working from home.
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From a recent FOI
1. As of 16 December 2020 38,690 Kickstart job placements have been approved.
2. As of 16 December 2020, 19,122 of the above placements are from employer applications and 19,568 from gateway applications (which act on behalf of SMEs).
The sums just don't add up.
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25/01/2021 10:55:05 29 17
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Who would have thought that destroying the economy would have taken away young people's jobs ?

Well, not the Government, that's for sure.
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25/01/2021 12:06:07 9 25
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I know, all those years we spent in the EU, wasted time, weakened many parts of our economy. So pleased to be out.
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25/01/2021 11:04:04 6 8
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Government trying to pick winners - oops

It should be only members of the public who think there are easy solutions for anything in our modern, technological, interdependent and complicated world

However Boris and friends also appear to believe this

The intelligent conservatives must look on in horror with the rest of us

Blur are right - Nothing is easy
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25/01/2021 11:44:45 9 5
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How can supporting the self-servatives be 'intelligent' ?
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Johnson got rid of them.
They wouldn't sign up to support him.
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25/01/2021 11:07:29 14 13
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The main objective of transferring £2 billion of public money into private hands has been achieved.
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25/01/2021 12:52:27 8 2
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It won't stop at £2 billion either!
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25/01/2021 11:16:08 26 5
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The opportunities are in place.
Covid ,as stated is the problem.

Hopefully once under control the positions will be filled.
We need trained, skilled people, this is an ideal opportunity to plug some of those gaps
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25/01/2021 12:46:14 28 4
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Most Government schemes like this, since the 70s, have been about masking unemployment rather than giving young people real skills. I doubt this one is any different!!
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25/01/2021 11:16:30 17 18
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Surely the point of young people for a long time now is to pass on debts/problems created by the previous generation? Be it the costs of Brexit or the awful handling of the covid crisis?

I get the impression the next generation are going to be the first in a long time to inherit the country in a worse condition than their parents did.
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25/01/2021 11:42:04 6 18
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Young people need to get out their and work ! Theres no excuse for them to be sat around and home playing on there nintendoes all day ! Then maybe they can start paying some of that so called brexit debt youve imagined and given no proff of !b
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25/01/2021 13:30:51 0 1
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Ever the optimist. How about embracing the idea that Brexit will create some new opportunities?
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25/01/2021 17:53:57 0 0
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I am a boomer, so you are possibly right.
Yes, there have been times of hardship, but not what my parents/ grandparents suffered.
But neither I, nor my children, are looking forward to t.he next few years.
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Surely the point of young people for a long time now is to pass on debts/problems created by the previous generation? Be it the costs of Brexit or the awful handling of the covid crisis?

I get the impression the next generation are going to be the first in a long time to inherit the country in a worse condition than their parents did.
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25/01/2021 11:42:04 6 18
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Young people need to get out their and work ! Theres no excuse for them to be sat around and home playing on there nintendoes all day ! Then maybe they can start paying some of that so called brexit debt youve imagined and given no proff of !b
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25/01/2021 11:48:09 6 2
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No excuse? and the jobs are where...?
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25/01/2021 11:51:34 6 6
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young people in fact need to get out 'there'

It helps employers enormously if they can read, write and do sums.
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25/01/2021 12:19:46 6 2
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'Imagined' Brexit debt? It seems that the promises of unicorns and sunlit uplands have come true... in quitlings' heads...
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25/01/2021 12:44:24 6 1
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I employ people Viva Brexit. At a quick scan, I count 13 grammatical or spelling errors in your 2 1/2 lines of text. You would not get a job.
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What work?
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25/01/2021 11:04:04 6 8
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Government trying to pick winners - oops

It should be only members of the public who think there are easy solutions for anything in our modern, technological, interdependent and complicated world

However Boris and friends also appear to believe this

The intelligent conservatives must look on in horror with the rest of us

Blur are right - Nothing is easy
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25/01/2021 11:44:45 9 5
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How can supporting the self-servatives be 'intelligent' ?
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25/01/2021 11:42:04 6 18
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Young people need to get out their and work ! Theres no excuse for them to be sat around and home playing on there nintendoes all day ! Then maybe they can start paying some of that so called brexit debt youve imagined and given no proff of !b
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25/01/2021 11:48:09 6 2
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No excuse? and the jobs are where...?
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25/01/2021 11:49:49 28 3
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New apprenticeships are a good thing if they result in meaningful employment and not just a means of getting cheap labour. Diverting from an serviced based economy should be a major aim, not putting all your eggs in one basket. I have some sympathy with those unemployed who are truly looking for work, having been someone who beat the 1970 / 80's unemployment by improving himself own your future.
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25/01/2021 17:40:38 13 4
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For Heaven’s sake. That poor young lad on the news has secured a job pushing a trolly around a warehouse! Is that the best example of success the Government is giving £100s of millions of my money to private contractors to provide?
Let’s get it right.
We need the UK to develop new industries for the future and to replace imports. We need proper training. Not an economy based on dead end jobs.
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25/01/2021 10:52:17 16 14
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"Fewer than 2,000 young people have so far started new roles under the government's £2bn Kickstart jobs scheme, data shows.

The programme, which launched in September, has created 120,000 temporary jobs to date."

So they've filled 1.6% of the jobs they've created.

Kind of pathetic really
Not as pathetic as your comment.

If you hadn't noticed, we are in the middle of a pandemic, with many businesses closed and/or people working from home.
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Oh ok, so is there more or less than 2% of the workforce still working?
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25/01/2021 11:50:28 7 10
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Why don't young people do what we used to do. You know, leave education and see what jobs are available. Why does everything have to be some sort of scheme, with some sort of catch phrase. Modern life is mumbo jumbo nonsense.
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25/01/2021 12:01:01 8 7
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Excellent careers advice - except you don't seem to be able to say where all the McBexit jobs might be found.
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Young people need to get out their and work ! Theres no excuse for them to be sat around and home playing on there nintendoes all day ! Then maybe they can start paying some of that so called brexit debt youve imagined and given no proff of !b
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25/01/2021 11:51:34 6 6
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young people in fact need to get out 'there'

It helps employers enormously if they can read, write and do sums.
Not as pathetic as your comment.

If you hadn't noticed, we are in the middle of a pandemic, with many businesses closed and/or people working from home.
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Why don't young people do what we used to do. You know, leave education and see what jobs are available. Why does everything have to be some sort of scheme, with some sort of catch phrase. Modern life is mumbo jumbo nonsense.
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25/01/2021 12:01:01 8 7
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Excellent careers advice - except you don't seem to be able to say where all the McBexit jobs might be found.
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25/01/2021 12:04:38 5 6
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I own a company. I don't need to look for jobs.

But as you seem to need help in that direction, there are things called 'employment agencies'. And another one called 'the job centre'.

And sometimes companies prefer a direct approach from people seeking work.

Lots of ways to find work.
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25/01/2021 17:49:49 0 0
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McDonalds, KFC, AmazonTesco, Asda?
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25/01/2021 12:10:06 13 4
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The UK needs trained tradesmen. Builder working for me said there's a shortage of builders' tradesmen. He has so much work he can't keep up.
In Malta there is very low unemployment of young people as the government makes companies take on young people. Companies are told how many apprentices they will be taking on.
In UK too many degrees in subjects (and skills) no one wants.
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25/01/2021 13:05:58 8 2
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True, but a govt telling businesses how many workers to take on sounds like something that the USSR probably used to do.

The truth of this matter is going to be a combination of businesses wanting cheap labour, kids who can't be bothered with 'crap' jobs, and govt bureaucracy getting in the way. ie the usual state of affairs.
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25/01/2021 13:51:41 2 0
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"The UK needs trained tradesman..."

The industry is downplayed as a bit thick, "manual" if you will, and the rates aren't particularly great, so kids will turn their nose up at it. They also get dropped like a sack of **** when work dries up. Not being funny, but if your builder has too much work, then it sounds like he's not offering enough £. People are always available for the right price.
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25/01/2021 12:01:01 8 7
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Excellent careers advice - except you don't seem to be able to say where all the McBexit jobs might be found.
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25/01/2021 12:04:38 5 6
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I own a company. I don't need to look for jobs.

But as you seem to need help in that direction, there are things called 'employment agencies'. And another one called 'the job centre'.

And sometimes companies prefer a direct approach from people seeking work.

Lots of ways to find work.
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25/01/2021 12:51:34 4 1
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Amazing all these people who spend their all their time on HYS who are billionaires and business owners!!
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25/01/2021 10:55:05 29 17
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Who would have thought that destroying the economy would have taken away young people's jobs ?

Well, not the Government, that's for sure.
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25/01/2021 12:06:07 9 25
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I know, all those years we spent in the EU, wasted time, weakened many parts of our economy. So pleased to be out.
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25/01/2021 12:49:15 13 3
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Being in the EU greatly strengthened our economy as the economic record proves. We will soon see the truth of this very shortly; businesses are already having to deal with the increased red tape and huge costs!
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25/01/2021 18:01:45 3 0
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Yes, of Galileo, the Nuclear authorities, Europol, all that cooperative research, all those tiresome trade deals.
Much better to wreck our economy alone.
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25/01/2021 12:18:02 15 18
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At least our young people are started to be trained up. Back when we were in the EU, businesses did not bother training up the local workforce because they could just hire on the cheap from within the EU. We've got about decades of awful EU policies to undo but at least we've started now.
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25/01/2021 12:42:36 16 4
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The problem existed before we joined the EU and certainly well before free movement. But don't let facts get in the way, eh?!
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25/01/2021 12:43:33 10 4
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Nonsense! How is it different for a firm if they have to train somebody up from the EU or from the UK? British firms could employ British people all along. Many low-paid jobs are just not attractive to many UK juniors. Most of the contract cleaning staff for our company are non-Brits, why? I'm sure the company would employ local people if they applied.
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25/01/2021 13:51:59 3 0
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absolute rubbish, more brexiteer drivel
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25/01/2021 12:27:06 7 5
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So many aspects of life are on hold for everyone now. No-one's fault, at least no-one in the UK.

Training and new roles will probably resume in a few months.

At least we have a liberty biased government that wants to solve problems.
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25/01/2021 12:40:36 5 5
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This the same Tory Government that has made it law that the secret services can murder people without fear of prosecution?
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25/01/2021 17:43:43 0 0
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So who outside the UK?
The UK, China, Russia, the USA, Germany?
We are responsible for our problems.
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25/01/2021 12:27:24 19 14
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Utter ignorance being demonstrated by the bigoted pensioners on this HYS.

The majority of young people want to leave education and find a career, not just a job. Rightly so.

There will be exceptions, as I'm sure there was "back in your day".

Grow up and stop being so grumpy.
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25/01/2021 12:35:12 20 10
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Calling pensioners bigoted doesn't help.

Drop the insults.

A lot of people who are now pensioners dealth with the deprivations of the war/post war, and re-built our country so that our generation got better education and oportunities than they ever had.
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25/01/2021 12:43:41 9 4
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Blair sold kids a lie. Not everyone can be a manager. Most people end up as monkeys, not organ grinders. Nothing wrong with that, we are all key workers at the end of the day.
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25/01/2021 12:50:50 6 7
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"The majority of young people want to leave education and find a career, not just a job."

That's an oxymoron. To have a career you tend to need a decent education and qualifications otherwise you tend to end up in a "job".
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25/01/2021 13:28:19 2 2
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Which posts are you complaining about?
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25/01/2021 17:26:13 0 0
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Agree entirely, being a pensioner, though not bigotted, I hope.
The problem is there does not seem to be enough guidance on careers.

When my children were growing up, in our area at least, there was guidance, and even chances for them to "try out" various jobs in the holidays. Doesn't seem to happen nowadays.
Whether that is employers' or Educators' fault, I don't know.
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25/01/2021 12:04:38 5 6
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I own a company. I don't need to look for jobs.

But as you seem to need help in that direction, there are things called 'employment agencies'. And another one called 'the job centre'.

And sometimes companies prefer a direct approach from people seeking work.

Lots of ways to find work.
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My company makes stuff. And we do not employ internet trolls.
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Young people need to get out their and work ! Theres no excuse for them to be sat around and home playing on there nintendoes all day ! Then maybe they can start paying some of that so called brexit debt youve imagined and given no proff of !b
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25/01/2021 12:19:46 6 2
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'Imagined' Brexit debt? It seems that the promises of unicorns and sunlit uplands have come true... in quitlings' heads...
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25/01/2021 12:32:15 8 3
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While I agree that the number of people doing degrees needed to increase due to the more technological nature of jobs suggesting 50% of young people do degrees is too much. Not everyone is academic and we need a much wider variety of skills. Fortunately this government recognises this and when the pandemic is over young people will hopefully get the experience and skills they need.
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I know, all those years we spent in the EU, wasted time, weakened many parts of our economy. So pleased to be out.
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Utter ignorance being demonstrated by the bigoted pensioners on this HYS.

The majority of young people want to leave education and find a career, not just a job. Rightly so.

There will be exceptions, as I'm sure there was "back in your day".

Grow up and stop being so grumpy.
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25/01/2021 12:35:12 20 10
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Calling pensioners bigoted doesn't help.

Drop the insults.

A lot of people who are now pensioners dealth with the deprivations of the war/post war, and re-built our country so that our generation got better education and oportunities than they ever had.
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25/01/2021 12:48:19 4 6
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I wouldn't worry, it is just today's young generation demonstrating why they are not ready for the jobs market yet!
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25/01/2021 13:20:41 7 3
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Not true at all.

You think our generation weren't hit by the financial crash of 2010, 10 years of Tory austerity and COVID? As that is a rough set of circumstances for anyone.

Also back in the 60's / 70'2 the average home cost a tiny fraction of house today and most careers require a degree to do.

don't diminish the problems of a generation that you dont seem to know much about.
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25/01/2021 14:25:46 1 1
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Ok. Not always bigoted.

But on HYS they are ALWAYS grumpy.
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25/01/2021 17:59:56 1 2
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Same or Not
Don’t blame the pensioners......
Trouble was when the Country got sorted the same pensioners all started voting Tory. And strangely the worse and more impoverished the UK got the more they believed the lie that the best way to solve it was to keep voting Tory. Despite the fact that they were born with the Attlee social reforms, got laid with Wilson and got their knees done by Blair.
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Well said. An excellent reply.
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25/01/2021 12:27:06 7 5
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So many aspects of life are on hold for everyone now. No-one's fault, at least no-one in the UK.

Training and new roles will probably resume in a few months.

At least we have a liberty biased government that wants to solve problems.
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25/01/2021 12:40:36 5 5
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This the same Tory Government that has made it law that the secret services can murder people without fear of prosecution?
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25/01/2021 12:47:40 2 4
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Better than Blair who dropped bombs on thousands of civilians.
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25/01/2021 12:18:02 15 18
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At least our young people are started to be trained up. Back when we were in the EU, businesses did not bother training up the local workforce because they could just hire on the cheap from within the EU. We've got about decades of awful EU policies to undo but at least we've started now.
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25/01/2021 12:42:36 16 4
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The problem existed before we joined the EU and certainly well before free movement. But don't let facts get in the way, eh?!
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25/01/2021 13:29:10 1 0
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There is some truth in both these comments.
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25/01/2021 12:18:02 15 18
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At least our young people are started to be trained up. Back when we were in the EU, businesses did not bother training up the local workforce because they could just hire on the cheap from within the EU. We've got about decades of awful EU policies to undo but at least we've started now.
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25/01/2021 12:43:33 10 4
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Nonsense! How is it different for a firm if they have to train somebody up from the EU or from the UK? British firms could employ British people all along. Many low-paid jobs are just not attractive to many UK juniors. Most of the contract cleaning staff for our company are non-Brits, why? I'm sure the company would employ local people if they applied.
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25/01/2021 11:42:04 6 18
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Young people need to get out their and work ! Theres no excuse for them to be sat around and home playing on there nintendoes all day ! Then maybe they can start paying some of that so called brexit debt youve imagined and given no proff of !b
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25/01/2021 12:44:24 6 1
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I employ people Viva Brexit. At a quick scan, I count 13 grammatical or spelling errors in your 2 1/2 lines of text. You would not get a job.
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25/01/2021 12:51:02 1 3
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Plenty of millionaires have poor written English skills. I know quite a few. Making money is about drive, ambition, confidence. Not about being able to recite dead poets.
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We want to hire 16-24 y/o machine operators - to train as potential leaders of the future. 2/5 don't turn up for interview, several of those that were successful have dropped out as soon as it was their turn on the night shift. Hard work seems to frighten them.
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25/01/2021 12:59:42 17 11
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The state education system does a poor job of preparing young people for work, unfortunately. Needs a good shake up. More involvement from industry and less from lefties.
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I'd suggest that the problem is your HR interviewer is rubbish at the job and you are choosing very poor candidates. Perhaps paying more than minimum wage would encourage a better standard of applicant.
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Failure of the school system, crap parents and too much fantasy celebrity TV. We don’t really bring the youth of today up with a realistic sense of the real world. Sadly, I can’t point some of the young people I help in your direction.
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Mostly exploited by bad businesses who only want low cost employees in rubbish jobs. There should be penalties at least if they later get rid of the subsidised worker. Make them pay it all back if that person is not still with them five years later.
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What evidence do you have?
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25/01/2021 21:01:26 1 1
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"Make them pay it all back if that person is not still with them five years later."

Thereby making the scheme redundant. Genius, not.
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The opportunities are in place.
Covid ,as stated is the problem.

Hopefully once under control the positions will be filled.
We need trained, skilled people, this is an ideal opportunity to plug some of those gaps
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25/01/2021 12:46:14 28 4
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Most Government schemes like this, since the 70s, have been about masking unemployment rather than giving young people real skills. I doubt this one is any different!!
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25/01/2021 12:54:18 5 5
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Same as Blair sending everyone to uni and trying to keep all young people in education - keeps them off the unemployment figures!
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26/01/2021 17:19:40 0 0
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I was on the YTS scheme and I can assure you I acquired plenty of life skills so not all generalisations about government schemes are correct. It gave me great experience and I worked with and for some great people. So just because I few moan don’t think that a lot didn’t benefit. It was better than sitting around on the dole doing nothing.
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There has to be an oversight. This scheme has to make sure that these placements actually provides proper training/qualification and doesn't end up as paying companies money for cheap labour, financed by the taxpayer, and as soon as the scheme ends, those people get 'kickstarted' back onto the street. Knowing the present Tory government, I wouldn't hold my breath.
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25/01/2021 13:26:38 5 3
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Knowing the present Opposition, I wouldn't hold my breath about them either.
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25/01/2021 16:52:50 1 1
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1,000 placements for Tesco while small businesses are being rejected with no reason given. Sounds more like Tesco are exploiting the "cheap labour".
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25/01/2021 12:27:24 19 14
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Utter ignorance being demonstrated by the bigoted pensioners on this HYS.

The majority of young people want to leave education and find a career, not just a job. Rightly so.

There will be exceptions, as I'm sure there was "back in your day".

Grow up and stop being so grumpy.
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25/01/2021 12:43:41 9 4
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Blair sold kids a lie. Not everyone can be a manager. Most people end up as monkeys, not organ grinders. Nothing wrong with that, we are all key workers at the end of the day.
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25/01/2021 12:06:07 9 25
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I know, all those years we spent in the EU, wasted time, weakened many parts of our economy. So pleased to be out.
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25/01/2021 12:49:15 13 3
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Being in the EU greatly strengthened our economy as the economic record proves. We will soon see the truth of this very shortly; businesses are already having to deal with the increased red tape and huge costs!
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25/01/2021 12:45:49 2 1
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My company makes stuff. And we do not employ internet trolls.
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25/01/2021 12:40:36 5 5
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This the same Tory Government that has made it law that the secret services can murder people without fear of prosecution?
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25/01/2021 12:47:40 2 4
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Better than Blair who dropped bombs on thousands of civilians.
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25/01/2021 12:57:46 5 1
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So, you agree with me then?! You won't find me defending Tory Lite Blair.

Remember it was the Tory Party who voted with the Labour Government and against the 100 Labour MPs, who voted against the war.
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Or Thatcher?
Who killed hendreds of Argentinians?

And how many Tories voted against Iraq?
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25/01/2021 12:35:12 20 10
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Calling pensioners bigoted doesn't help.

Drop the insults.

A lot of people who are now pensioners dealth with the deprivations of the war/post war, and re-built our country so that our generation got better education and oportunities than they ever had.
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25/01/2021 12:48:19 4 6
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I wouldn't worry, it is just today's young generation demonstrating why they are not ready for the jobs market yet!
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25/01/2021 12:27:24 19 14
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Utter ignorance being demonstrated by the bigoted pensioners on this HYS.

The majority of young people want to leave education and find a career, not just a job. Rightly so.

There will be exceptions, as I'm sure there was "back in your day".

Grow up and stop being so grumpy.
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25/01/2021 12:50:50 6 7
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"The majority of young people want to leave education and find a career, not just a job."

That's an oxymoron. To have a career you tend to need a decent education and qualifications otherwise you tend to end up in a "job".
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25/01/2021 12:04:38 5 6
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I own a company. I don't need to look for jobs.

But as you seem to need help in that direction, there are things called 'employment agencies'. And another one called 'the job centre'.

And sometimes companies prefer a direct approach from people seeking work.

Lots of ways to find work.
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25/01/2021 12:51:34 4 1
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Amazing all these people who spend their all their time on HYS who are billionaires and business owners!!
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The main objective of transferring £2 billion of public money into private hands has been achieved.
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It won't stop at £2 billion either!
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25/01/2021 12:56:16 14 4
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There's been many youth initiatives like this over the years and more often than not employers use them to take on cheap labour, hire them for six months then get rid of them.
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25/01/2021 13:25:04 2 7
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Evidence for your assertion?
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25/01/2021 12:57:15 13 0
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Good scheme if it will be implemented right, providing job qualification/experience in a company to the employees and not just providing companies with cheap labour. Also, if those jobs can't be filled once the pandemic is over, maybe this will put an end to the endless lie of: 'Foreigners are taking all the jobs!' We'll see.
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25/01/2021 12:47:40 2 4
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Better than Blair who dropped bombs on thousands of civilians.
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25/01/2021 12:57:46 5 1
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So, you agree with me then?! You won't find me defending Tory Lite Blair.

Remember it was the Tory Party who voted with the Labour Government and against the 100 Labour MPs, who voted against the war.
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25/01/2021 12:59:35 5 2
bbc
The Government must wake up to the fact that the UK recruitment industry is dysfunctional as are the recruitment practices of many, many companies, they have been so for many years.
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25/01/2021 13:00:06 4 2
bbc
we have been waiting to hire for over 2 months - all our roles are 100% remote but we haven't even been approved to have the jobs listed. This is a complete fabrication to say it is because of lockdown restrictions. It's not. I'd say the truth is nearer a £ sign.
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25/01/2021 12:44:24 6 1
bbc
I employ people Viva Brexit. At a quick scan, I count 13 grammatical or spelling errors in your 2 1/2 lines of text. You would not get a job.
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25/01/2021 12:51:02 1 3
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Plenty of millionaires have poor written English skills. I know quite a few. Making money is about drive, ambition, confidence. Not about being able to recite dead poets.
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25/01/2021 12:46:14 28 4
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Most Government schemes like this, since the 70s, have been about masking unemployment rather than giving young people real skills. I doubt this one is any different!!
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25/01/2021 12:54:18 5 5
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Same as Blair sending everyone to uni and trying to keep all young people in education - keeps them off the unemployment figures!
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25/01/2021 13:05:49 7 5
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Blair didn't send anyone to university, people chose to do degrees; many technical jobs require degrees!
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Ian
25/01/2021 12:45:25 27 11
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We want to hire 16-24 y/o machine operators - to train as potential leaders of the future. 2/5 don't turn up for interview, several of those that were successful have dropped out as soon as it was their turn on the night shift. Hard work seems to frighten them.
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25/01/2021 12:59:42 17 11
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The state education system does a poor job of preparing young people for work, unfortunately. Needs a good shake up. More involvement from industry and less from lefties.
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25/01/2021 17:42:39 3 2
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We've had far more years of right-wing governments, so how come the state education is still so poor?
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25/01/2021 17:49:36 3 0
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Yes we need more involvement from industry.
Like if a big building company needs skilled tradesmen it pays for the training itself. It is my experience of job seekers that they are quite willing to work, but the Gov model of privatised half baked training leaves to them incapable of doing the job.
On the other hand EU countries provided fully trained people. So we put it around our kids are lazy.
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25/01/2021 12:54:18 5 5
bbc
Same as Blair sending everyone to uni and trying to keep all young people in education - keeps them off the unemployment figures!
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25/01/2021 13:05:49 7 5
bbc
Blair didn't send anyone to university, people chose to do degrees; many technical jobs require degrees!
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25/01/2021 13:53:48 2 1
bbc
agree, where i worked sales reps needed degrees
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25/01/2021 17:57:17 2 0
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Or good exoerince from good apprenticeships, witb supported HNDs.
In- job training works, if done properly.And no lifelong student debt.
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25/01/2021 13:05:52 16 0
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Who is old enough to remembers YOPs?
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25/01/2021 13:29:47 9 0
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And YTS! Think YOPs came first though. I seem to recall working somewhere that the ex YOPS tended to have moved on to full time rolls while the YTSs were still training.
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25/01/2021 13:52:28 0 2
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Just missed them. Was among the first intake of YTS; £27 p/w for 40-60 hours graft disguised as NVQ 'training'.
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25/01/2021 12:10:06 13 4
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The UK needs trained tradesmen. Builder working for me said there's a shortage of builders' tradesmen. He has so much work he can't keep up.
In Malta there is very low unemployment of young people as the government makes companies take on young people. Companies are told how many apprentices they will be taking on.
In UK too many degrees in subjects (and skills) no one wants.
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25/01/2021 13:05:58 8 2
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True, but a govt telling businesses how many workers to take on sounds like something that the USSR probably used to do.

The truth of this matter is going to be a combination of businesses wanting cheap labour, kids who can't be bothered with 'crap' jobs, and govt bureaucracy getting in the way. ie the usual state of affairs.
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25/01/2021 13:08:16 1 0
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How long, nowdays, does it take to become a time served Brickie?
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25/01/2021 13:18:12 2 6
bbc
I know it's MSM "popular" to portray the current chancer in the exchequer as some sort of benevolent billionaire super-hero - even though intelligent people understand it's a propaganda ploy to disguise his/their disaster capitalist agenda - but has anyone ever seen Rishi 'Eat Out to Help Spread It About' Sunak and BoJack Horseman in the same room at the same time?

Thought not.
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25/01/2021 14:24:29 2 1
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You tried your best, but humour isn't your forte.
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25/01/2021 12:35:12 20 10
bbc
Calling pensioners bigoted doesn't help.

Drop the insults.

A lot of people who are now pensioners dealth with the deprivations of the war/post war, and re-built our country so that our generation got better education and oportunities than they ever had.
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25/01/2021 13:20:41 7 3
bbc
Not true at all.

You think our generation weren't hit by the financial crash of 2010, 10 years of Tory austerity and COVID? As that is a rough set of circumstances for anyone.

Also back in the 60's / 70'2 the average home cost a tiny fraction of house today and most careers require a degree to do.

don't diminish the problems of a generation that you dont seem to know much about.
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25/01/2021 13:33:37 4 2
bbc
Every generation has its problems. Few in life have it easy. Please drop the inter generational sniping and grow up.
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25/01/2021 12:56:16 14 4
bbc
There's been many youth initiatives like this over the years and more often than not employers use them to take on cheap labour, hire them for six months then get rid of them.
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25/01/2021 13:25:04 2 7
bbc
Evidence for your assertion?
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mm
25/01/2021 14:47:50 4 1
bbc
I ran a YTS scheme in the 80's and 90's. Many (hundreds) of times work placements refused employment to scheme completers, then demanding a new trainee because they urgently needed more staff.
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25/01/2021 16:50:04 2 0
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FOI response confirming 1,000 placements for Tesco.
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25/01/2021 17:17:50 4 0
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My grand daughter was taken on by a child nursery for one year as she did here NVQ. As soon ss the year was over, she was dropped, another employed to get the grant. Luckily, she gained her NVQ3, and now has her degree.
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25/01/2021 12:45:33 17 8
bbc
Mostly exploited by bad businesses who only want low cost employees in rubbish jobs. There should be penalties at least if they later get rid of the subsidised worker. Make them pay it all back if that person is not still with them five years later.
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25/01/2021 13:25:45 3 12
bbc
What evidence do you have?
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25/01/2021 16:55:35 1 1
bbc
Tesco "partnered" with DWP for 1,000 placements. Discovered through FOI request to DWP.
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25/01/2021 12:47:34 7 3
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There has to be an oversight. This scheme has to make sure that these placements actually provides proper training/qualification and doesn't end up as paying companies money for cheap labour, financed by the taxpayer, and as soon as the scheme ends, those people get 'kickstarted' back onto the street. Knowing the present Tory government, I wouldn't hold my breath.
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25/01/2021 13:26:38 5 3
bbc
Knowing the present Opposition, I wouldn't hold my breath about them either.
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25/01/2021 17:20:05 0 1
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How well do you know them?
I think they should have a time in gov before they are dismissed out of hand.
We have plenty of experience of what the Tories can't do.
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25/01/2021 12:27:24 19 14
bbc
Utter ignorance being demonstrated by the bigoted pensioners on this HYS.

The majority of young people want to leave education and find a career, not just a job. Rightly so.

There will be exceptions, as I'm sure there was "back in your day".

Grow up and stop being so grumpy.
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25/01/2021 13:28:19 2 2
bbc
Which posts are you complaining about?
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25/01/2021 12:42:36 16 4
bbc
The problem existed before we joined the EU and certainly well before free movement. But don't let facts get in the way, eh?!
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25/01/2021 13:29:10 1 0
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There is some truth in both these comments.
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25/01/2021 11:16:30 17 18
bbc
Surely the point of young people for a long time now is to pass on debts/problems created by the previous generation? Be it the costs of Brexit or the awful handling of the covid crisis?

I get the impression the next generation are going to be the first in a long time to inherit the country in a worse condition than their parents did.
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25/01/2021 13:30:51 0 1
bbc
Ever the optimist. How about embracing the idea that Brexit will create some new opportunities?
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25/01/2021 14:45:10 0 0
bbc
Haha. Yeah mate. Because in December when Boris said everyone should prepare for/expect a no deal Brexit I let go of 80 staff in the UK while the European arm kept going - they should be embracing Brexit and looking forward to the opportunities being redundant in a lockdown provides them.
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25/01/2021 13:20:41 7 3
bbc
Not true at all.

You think our generation weren't hit by the financial crash of 2010, 10 years of Tory austerity and COVID? As that is a rough set of circumstances for anyone.

Also back in the 60's / 70'2 the average home cost a tiny fraction of house today and most careers require a degree to do.

don't diminish the problems of a generation that you dont seem to know much about.
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25/01/2021 13:33:37 4 2
bbc
Every generation has its problems. Few in life have it easy. Please drop the inter generational sniping and grow up.
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25/01/2021 13:05:52 16 0
bbc
Who is old enough to remembers YOPs?
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25/01/2021 13:29:47 9 0
bbc
And YTS! Think YOPs came first though. I seem to recall working somewhere that the ex YOPS tended to have moved on to full time rolls while the YTSs were still training.
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25/01/2021 13:33:23 11 2
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My company has just gone through the process of using Kickstart.

We're 3 months into the application and it's still kicking around the local chamber of commerce.

So typical of this government. It makes a nice soundbite on the podium, but alas the implementation is woefully poor.
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25/01/2021 14:44:13 6 2
bbc
Surely the "local" chamber of commerce is at fault here not the government?
Not as pathetic as your comment.

If you hadn't noticed, we are in the middle of a pandemic, with many businesses closed and/or people working from home.
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25/01/2021 13:39:23 0 0
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Oh ok, so is there more or less than 2% of the workforce still working?
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25/01/2021 13:46:41 7 6
bbc
When you're giving out huge amounts of free money, it's a disincentive to work.
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25/01/2021 17:18:06 4 0
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Who’s getting this huge amount of free money that you mention? How much is it and over what period of time? How do I access it? Wondering why we’re all not receiving this large pot of money.
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25/01/2021 13:49:00 3 7
bbc
Loads of new vacancies for the young now available straightening bent bananas.
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25/01/2021 13:48:07 5 1
bbc
We tool are waiting on the Chamber / Local govt agency - we have offered 6 apprenticeships, but we are still waiting for the application to be agreed!! Very frustrating!
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25/01/2021 12:10:06 13 4
bbc
The UK needs trained tradesmen. Builder working for me said there's a shortage of builders' tradesmen. He has so much work he can't keep up.
In Malta there is very low unemployment of young people as the government makes companies take on young people. Companies are told how many apprentices they will be taking on.
In UK too many degrees in subjects (and skills) no one wants.
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25/01/2021 13:51:41 2 0
bbc
"The UK needs trained tradesman..."

The industry is downplayed as a bit thick, "manual" if you will, and the rates aren't particularly great, so kids will turn their nose up at it. They also get dropped like a sack of **** when work dries up. Not being funny, but if your builder has too much work, then it sounds like he's not offering enough £. People are always available for the right price.
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25/01/2021 14:05:44 1 0
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Most skilled people working on building sites, certainly in the south, are on around £70 - £80 thousand a year. That is decent money. Most are also self employed, so are not dropped when work dried up, they are flexible. And most good builders are booked a year or two ahead, usually based on word of mouth and repeat commissions.
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25/01/2021 12:18:02 15 18
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At least our young people are started to be trained up. Back when we were in the EU, businesses did not bother training up the local workforce because they could just hire on the cheap from within the EU. We've got about decades of awful EU policies to undo but at least we've started now.
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25/01/2021 13:51:59 3 0
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absolute rubbish, more brexiteer drivel
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25/01/2021 13:05:52 16 0
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Who is old enough to remembers YOPs?
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25/01/2021 13:52:28 0 2
bbc
Just missed them. Was among the first intake of YTS; £27 p/w for 40-60 hours graft disguised as NVQ 'training'.
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25/01/2021 14:02:08 4 2
bbc
Most people I know who did YOP/YTS courses ended up with jobs as a result. Many of them have done better in life than those that took degrees. It was excellent, straightforward, on the job, actually doing something useful training.
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25/01/2021 17:13:49 1 0
bbc
Started my apprenticeship as Youth in-Training at £ 2 4s 6d a week-,1964, 15 years before YOPS, 1978.. YTS in 1980.
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25/01/2021 13:05:49 7 5
bbc
Blair didn't send anyone to university, people chose to do degrees; many technical jobs require degrees!
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25/01/2021 13:53:48 2 1
bbc
agree, where i worked sales reps needed degrees
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25/01/2021 17:58:04 1 0
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Presume you were selling technical equipment?
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25/01/2021 13:52:28 0 2
bbc
Just missed them. Was among the first intake of YTS; £27 p/w for 40-60 hours graft disguised as NVQ 'training'.
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25/01/2021 14:02:08 4 2
bbc
Most people I know who did YOP/YTS courses ended up with jobs as a result. Many of them have done better in life than those that took degrees. It was excellent, straightforward, on the job, actually doing something useful training.
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25/01/2021 17:41:16 1 2
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What a load of nonsense; statistics clearly show the divide in wealth between those with degrees and those without.
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25/01/2021 13:51:41 2 0
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"The UK needs trained tradesman..."

The industry is downplayed as a bit thick, "manual" if you will, and the rates aren't particularly great, so kids will turn their nose up at it. They also get dropped like a sack of **** when work dries up. Not being funny, but if your builder has too much work, then it sounds like he's not offering enough £. People are always available for the right price.
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25/01/2021 14:05:44 1 0
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Most skilled people working on building sites, certainly in the south, are on around £70 - £80 thousand a year. That is decent money. Most are also self employed, so are not dropped when work dried up, they are flexible. And most good builders are booked a year or two ahead, usually based on word of mouth and repeat commissions.
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25/01/2021 13:18:12 2 6
bbc
I know it's MSM "popular" to portray the current chancer in the exchequer as some sort of benevolent billionaire super-hero - even though intelligent people understand it's a propaganda ploy to disguise his/their disaster capitalist agenda - but has anyone ever seen Rishi 'Eat Out to Help Spread It About' Sunak and BoJack Horseman in the same room at the same time?

Thought not.
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25/01/2021 14:24:29 2 1
bbc
You tried your best, but humour isn't your forte.
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25/01/2021 12:35:12 20 10
bbc
Calling pensioners bigoted doesn't help.

Drop the insults.

A lot of people who are now pensioners dealth with the deprivations of the war/post war, and re-built our country so that our generation got better education and oportunities than they ever had.
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25/01/2021 14:25:46 1 1
bbc
Ok. Not always bigoted.

But on HYS they are ALWAYS grumpy.
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25/01/2021 17:41:14 1 0
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No, I am not.
Not happy with Brexit, but that is because I believe, as do my children, and elder grandchildren, thet it was bad for them.
At 72, my life has been good at times, bad at times, but always interesting.
Just life. And many of we older people are the same.
Please don't paint us with the same brush as the few miseriesi on here.
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25/01/2021 14:40:15 8 2
bbc
BBC reported that KFC - US company - will take ample advantage of the kickstart offer. IMO, the kickstart help scheme should go to British companies, preferably smaller ones. Otherwise, this scheme will only help businesses - also foreign ones - to get UK tax payer-subsidised, cheap labour, not teaching any useful future skills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54659286
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25/01/2021 20:38:41 2 1
bbc
95 % of KFC restaurants in the UK are franchises , run by UK companies . What these schemes do is enable kids with poor prospects get a chance at something . When did you ever see a 50 year old serving in any of these places ? You don't , they move on with the experience gained and references as reliable workers.
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25/01/2021 13:33:23 11 2
bbc
My company has just gone through the process of using Kickstart.

We're 3 months into the application and it's still kicking around the local chamber of commerce.

So typical of this government. It makes a nice soundbite on the podium, but alas the implementation is woefully poor.
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25/01/2021 14:44:13 6 2
bbc
Surely the "local" chamber of commerce is at fault here not the government?
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25/01/2021 17:06:12 2 0
bbc
Not necessarily.
They have to liaise with the relevant ministries.
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25/01/2021 18:27:44 1 0
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Not my experience. Local Chamber of Commerce has been fantastic. DWP has been dreadful. Taken ages and most applications rejected without any reason given.
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25/01/2021 11:50:28 7 10
bbc
Why don't young people do what we used to do. You know, leave education and see what jobs are available. Why does everything have to be some sort of scheme, with some sort of catch phrase. Modern life is mumbo jumbo nonsense.
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25/01/2021 13:30:51 0 1
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Ever the optimist. How about embracing the idea that Brexit will create some new opportunities?
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25/01/2021 14:45:10 0 0
bbc
Haha. Yeah mate. Because in December when Boris said everyone should prepare for/expect a no deal Brexit I let go of 80 staff in the UK while the European arm kept going - they should be embracing Brexit and looking forward to the opportunities being redundant in a lockdown provides them.
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25/01/2021 13:25:04 2 7
bbc
Evidence for your assertion?
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mm
25/01/2021 14:47:50 4 1
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I ran a YTS scheme in the 80's and 90's. Many (hundreds) of times work placements refused employment to scheme completers, then demanding a new trainee because they urgently needed more staff.
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25/01/2021 14:49:57 4 8
bbc
Dont employ the young as they have no work ethic and only want the benefits but without the inputs.

Also the "qualifications" they come with are worthless - just tick box.
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25/01/2021 17:04:12 2 0
bbc
Is that what happened to you in your youth?
Were they right?.
Not my experience at all.
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25/01/2021 17:15:51 3 0
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Utter rubbish, you’re condemning an entire generation based on your bigotry. Have you given this message of confidence to the children in your family, I’m sure they can wait for all your words of negative comfort and wisdom. Idiot.
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25/01/2021 15:27:55 12 3
bbc
To Labour blamers: we can't know what a present Labour govt would/wouldn't do, or how. The Tories have been in govt for 12 yrs. But I do know BJ always talks, and fought the last GE, as if Labour had been in charge yesterday, blaming all ills on them, ignoring the fact his own party has been in charge. This always begs the question: why didn't the Tories address x, y, z during their 12 yr reign?
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25/01/2021 15:36:36 11 2
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Don't worry, at the next election, assuming we have one if Johnson changes the rules about when elections can be called, they will still be blaming Labour, and implementing project fear to say how terrible a labour govt would be.
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26/01/2021 17:26:33 0 0
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Perhaps if labour stopped being so stupid with their ideas as evidenced by the last manifesto they may actually win an election. Free NHS for the whole world anybody?
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25/01/2021 15:27:55 12 3
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To Labour blamers: we can't know what a present Labour govt would/wouldn't do, or how. The Tories have been in govt for 12 yrs. But I do know BJ always talks, and fought the last GE, as if Labour had been in charge yesterday, blaming all ills on them, ignoring the fact his own party has been in charge. This always begs the question: why didn't the Tories address x, y, z during their 12 yr reign?
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25/01/2021 15:36:36 11 2
bbc
Don't worry, at the next election, assuming we have one if Johnson changes the rules about when elections can be called, they will still be blaming Labour, and implementing project fear to say how terrible a labour govt would be.
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25/01/2021 17:03:00 5 0
bbc
But they will find it difficult to claim Labour could be even worse than them.
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25/01/2021 16:04:01 3 3
bbc
Children from less fortunate backgrounds are only going to end up working as delivery drivers or warehouse operatives...

...or the children of the privileged elite will go on to become the doctors, scientists and engineers of the future.

This is the brave new world that we are now living in.
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25/01/2021 16:19:37 3 1
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There is nothing new about that
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25/01/2021 20:30:57 0 0
bbc
What utter drivel. The most common occupation of our modern Drs is corner shop owner or restaurant worker.
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25/01/2021 16:07:00 0 3
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3 million EU folk have settled status and will qualify for uk passports many industries farmers fishermen, rely on them with their good work ethic
they can move freely in the EU with their Nation
EU passport giving visa free movement education
residency reciprocal medical cover free movement for work in the E U
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25/01/2021 16:16:15 2 0
bbc
End of November we submitted a request to recruit someone, almost the end of January...and apparently the application has not been approved by the DWP according to the organisation submitting them. Something is not working well, be it the DWP or the intermediary. We are failing our young people and employers keen to recruit them.
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25/01/2021 20:29:17 0 1
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When wondering where the delay is , any government involvement is likely to be it. This is normal , they are utterly useless generally in all things.
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25/01/2021 16:04:01 3 3
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Children from less fortunate backgrounds are only going to end up working as delivery drivers or warehouse operatives...

...or the children of the privileged elite will go on to become the doctors, scientists and engineers of the future.

This is the brave new world that we are now living in.
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25/01/2021 16:19:37 3 1
bbc
There is nothing new about that
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25/01/2021 13:25:04 2 7
bbc
Evidence for your assertion?
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25/01/2021 16:50:04 2 0
bbc
FOI response confirming 1,000 placements for Tesco.
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25/01/2021 16:50:52 5 1
bbc
I started on YTS 1986 Apprentice carpenter done one year and because I was a good lad company took me on full time and paid the next two years college. It worked really well for me, never been out of work? and years later disappeared!!!
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25/01/2021 20:28:21 2 0
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Unsurprisingly this was what most people actually got from it . This is how these schemes work generally , short term placement where those with the gumption to work hard get taken on , because why would you not do it as an employer.
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25/01/2021 12:47:34 7 3
bbc
There has to be an oversight. This scheme has to make sure that these placements actually provides proper training/qualification and doesn't end up as paying companies money for cheap labour, financed by the taxpayer, and as soon as the scheme ends, those people get 'kickstarted' back onto the street. Knowing the present Tory government, I wouldn't hold my breath.
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25/01/2021 16:52:50 1 1
bbc
1,000 placements for Tesco while small businesses are being rejected with no reason given. Sounds more like Tesco are exploiting the "cheap labour".
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25/01/2021 13:25:45 3 12
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What evidence do you have?
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25/01/2021 16:55:35 1 1
bbc
Tesco "partnered" with DWP for 1,000 placements. Discovered through FOI request to DWP.
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25/01/2021 20:41:37 0 2
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For a company with 324,000 UK employees , that number is an irrelevance, showing the ignorant bile behind your wasting someones time and effort making a non-point as you didn't have one to make .
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25/01/2021 15:36:36 11 2
bbc
Don't worry, at the next election, assuming we have one if Johnson changes the rules about when elections can be called, they will still be blaming Labour, and implementing project fear to say how terrible a labour govt would be.
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25/01/2021 17:03:00 5 0
bbc
But they will find it difficult to claim Labour could be even worse than them.
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25/01/2021 10:52:17 16 14
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"Fewer than 2,000 young people have so far started new roles under the government's £2bn Kickstart jobs scheme, data shows.

The programme, which launched in September, has created 120,000 temporary jobs to date."

So they've filled 1.6% of the jobs they've created.

Kind of pathetic really
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25/01/2021 16:59:55 0 0
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From a recent FOI
1. As of 16 December 2020 38,690 Kickstart job placements have been approved.
2. As of 16 December 2020, 19,122 of the above placements are from employer applications and 19,568 from gateway applications (which act on behalf of SMEs).
The sums just don't add up.
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25/01/2021 14:49:57 4 8
bbc
Dont employ the young as they have no work ethic and only want the benefits but without the inputs.

Also the "qualifications" they come with are worthless - just tick box.
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25/01/2021 17:04:12 2 0
bbc
Is that what happened to you in your youth?
Were they right?.
Not my experience at all.
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25/01/2021 14:44:13 6 2
bbc
Surely the "local" chamber of commerce is at fault here not the government?
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25/01/2021 17:06:12 2 0
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Not necessarily.
They have to liaise with the relevant ministries.
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25/01/2021 17:05:43 2 3
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I placed and FOI to find out how big business were using this scheme.

DWP Response
The Department for Work and Pensions holds no information on applications from Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons or Asda.
Tesco have partnered with the Department for Work and Pensions to offer 1000 Kickstart job placements.

At least good to see most of the big supermarkets/suppliers are not abusing this.
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25/01/2021 20:44:51 2 1
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WHat ignorance. Tesco have 324000 UK employees and growing in the current pandemic . Its far from abusing , in fact you are defaming them by making stupid unsubstantiated assertions.
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25/01/2021 13:52:28 0 2
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Just missed them. Was among the first intake of YTS; £27 p/w for 40-60 hours graft disguised as NVQ 'training'.
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25/01/2021 17:13:49 1 0
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Started my apprenticeship as Youth in-Training at £ 2 4s 6d a week-,1964, 15 years before YOPS, 1978.. YTS in 1980.
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25/01/2021 17:14:29 9 0
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Having worked as a Gateway organisation on behalf of employers and as an employer ourselves categorically all of the delays have been down to the DWP. They have failed to meet any of their deadlines. Have not communicated and are running around trying to implement a minister led set of ideas with no planning or preparation.
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25/01/2021 17:28:23 5 0
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This is very frustrating to hear, as a potential employer we are at the bottom of the food chain and are only updated when we chase. This might not be the case for your potential employers. Please keep potential employers in the loop because the more of a stink we create about these failings the more likely things will change!
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26/01/2021 17:24:04 0 0
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Really? I thought it was the other way around!