New Deal tips ‘unbalanced’

    Independent career advice during the early stages of the New
    Deal for 18-24-year-olds places too much emphasis on finding a job
    rather than planning for a career, findings published last week
    reveal.

    The research, commissioned by the National Council for Voluntary
    Organisations, also highlights a lack of detailed information on
    the options for young people under the New Deal, and a failure to
    assess participants’ basic skills.

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