Recently, Nestle gave the statement that it will be creating 1900 jobs and work placements in the UK and this will be continued for next three years. It further has called for other big companies to ”step up” and help the youth by addressing unemployment.
A Populus study commission by Nestle has following findings regarding employment:
- 90pc of business leaders feel that due to absence of necessary skills; school leavers are unable to start work.
- 53pc of bosses said that youth did not know how to make themselves present in a meeting.
- 48pc said they did not know how to meet deadlines.
- 30pc said that work experience programmes are a valuable contribution to their firm which have been designed.
- 28pc of companies said they had a connection with their local college/school. This has been labeled as a key problem by Nestle.
Ms Kendrick, Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, said: ”Sadly young people in the UK and Ireland are stuck in a catch-22 situation. They can’t get a job without experience, but can’t get experience without a job. Companies need to help young people escape from this trap. As employers we value young people with experience, so we have to provide young people with enough opporunities to gain it.”