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Young people getting on in life

August 2, 2013 11:50 AM
By Bess Mayhew in Lib Dem HQ Policy Team
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

Million JobsTackling youth unemployment is one of our top priorities. On Tuesday Nick was in Salford to announce an extra £50m in funding the for youth contract, a scheme which provides a simple cash incentive for businesses to take on young people.



This is making a real difference, with 4,000 young people a month now starting work because of the scheme. That's 4,000 young people who are able to get on in life thanks to the Lib Dems being in Government.



But there are still thousands of young people out there who could benefit from an apprenticeship, and we need your help to make sure they know what's possible.That's why we've produced information packs on apprenticeships for young people, parents and businesses.



Do you know a young person, a parent or a business who might be interested in hearing more about apprenticeships? Please forward them this article now - they can get information from our Million Jobs website:


For young people - http://www.amillionjobs.org/young_people

For parents - http://www.amillionjobs.org/parents

For businesses - http://www.amillionjobs.org/businesses



Helping young people get on in life is an important part of creating a stronger economy in a fairer society. With your help, we can make sure as many of themas possible get the opportunities they deserve.