Traineeships face failure - warning

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Government plans for new traineeships have been dismissed as “glorified YOPs and YTS schemes” by a Sheffield based occupational psychologist and consultant.

Ian Franklin, who runs Hillsborough-based Ifonly Consulting, used to work for what was the Government’s Employment Service in the 1990s, when the Youth Opportunities Programme and the Youth Training Scheme were still fresh in people’s memories.

He fears that the new scheme to make young people more ready for work will be woefully underfunded and will fail to tackle the host of personal and other problems suffered by many young people who are out of work and not in training.


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