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Friday 08 April 2016

Mail online: The 'neglect' of Britain's young middle achievers: Government accused of ignoring needs of those who don't go to university

A generation of young, 'middle achievers' are being left behind by the Government because they do not go to university, a damning report has claimed. Most youngsters - 53% - do not go on to university or do A levels, yet their needs are often ignored by the Government, a Lords committee has concluded. This 'missing middle' of youngsters who take up jobs or vocational education are allowed to drift through life. They are often given poor career advice and locked into low paid jobs, the House of Lords committee on social mobility warned.

This article was published online by The Daily Mail on April 8, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility Report of Session 2015-16. 'Overlooked and Left Behind: improving the transition from school to work for the majority of young people' (PDF)
Key suggestions from oral witnesses include those from Professor Sandra McNally, Director of CVER.
Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER), LSE written evidence: Response to the House of Lords Call for Evidence on ''Transitions from School to Work''

Related links
Sandra McNally webpage
Claudia Hupkau webpage
Hilary Steedman webpage
CVER website
All CEP Responses to Government Inquiries and Consultations webpage