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Welfare reform on the Web (July 2007): Education - UK - training

Paid as you learn

L. Hunt

Young People Now, May 30th-June 5th 2007, p. 17

This article introduces the Connexionsí Activity Agreements and Allowances pilot programme, which offers 16- and 17-year-olds who have not been in education, employment or training for 20 weeks an allowance of up to £40.00 per week for undertaking agreed activities aimed at helping them get back into training or work.

Where are all the placements?

E. Guttridge

Young People Now, June 20th-26th 2007, p. 9

Vocational training is popular with young people, but there are not enough opportunities to meet demand and selling the benefits of apprenticeships to business is proving a challenge.

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