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Pending Skills Gap Crisis for UK Businesses

Princes Trust research reveals recruitment stigmas still exist despite 53% of businesses unable to fill positions for a year A Prince’s Trust report revealed that 73% of UK businesses fear that a skills crisis is imminent with over half (53%) of businesses unable to fill positions for a year and 32% experiencing a skills shortage for entry level positions. 63% of the 616 business leaders interviewed stated that they are growing faster than this time last year – citing an ageing workforce and trouble finding the right talent as major concerns due to accelerated growth. Businesses recognise the importance of recruiting and training the younger population, with 72% of employers stating that recruitment of young people is vital to avert crisis. Despite this, research shows that stigmas surroun... »

Prince's Trust offers Free Business Training to Disadvantaged

Free Business Training for the Disadvantaged

Enterprise charity The Prince’s Trust has launched a free training course to help disadvantaged young people explore their business ideas. The Be Enterprising course is open to 14 to 30-year olds across the UK who struggled at school, have been in care, have been unemployed for at least six months or have been in trouble with the law. The course starts with a “taster day” to help attendees decide if running a business is for them. People who still wish to develop a business idea will then be able to attend a four-day course covering topics including writing a business plan, managing cashflow and marketing. Those on the course can also apply for funding to carry out test marketing on a prototype product they have developed. On completion of the course, up to three years of... »