The Careers and Enterprise Company have published their Closing the Gap report.

The report highlights that to get young people ready for the world of work, employers need to offer careers activities and work experience on a significant scale. For every seven employees, they need to offer one ‘employer encounter’ – and for every 25 employees they need to offer one workplace experience.

We know that there is already a lot of fantastic work going on out in the network and there are many employers connecting with schools and colleges to prepare young people for the world of work, in fact employer engagements have increased by 50% over the last two years.

You can read more about the report in a blog on the CEC website by the author Chris Percy.