Employer contact boosts earning power

Young adults who took part in four or more activities with employers while at school went on to earn an average of £23,100 by their mid-20s. The total was £3,600-a-year more than those who failed to capitalise on business links. The study, by the charity the Education and Employers Taskforce, said it underlined the value of activities such as work experience and school visits by local companies.

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