Government to expand work experience for young unemployed

Young unemployed people will get much more help to access extended work experience opportunities to get the best possible start in life, Employment Minister Chris Grayling announced today.

Under a new scheme young people will be allowed to do work experience for up to eight weeks so they can get a proper stint in a business for their CV and providing real value to the employer. Under the old system people were only allowed to do two weeks experience. If they tried to do more they could face a loss of benefits.

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