Passport idea to get youngsters into work

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A Ready for Work Passport is among the proposals being suggested to help prepare young people for work after school.

On Monday Bucks County Council’s cabinet will discuss nine recommendations put forward by a cross party select committee tasked with looking at the issue.

Under the proposals, young people will need to demonstrate basic work-readiness skills throughout their school years to be offered a ‘passport’.

Other recommendations include inspiring primary school children to think about the world of work, encouraging schools and businesses to work together more closely and improving in-school careers advice.

Committee chairman Val Letheren said: “This was a cross party inquiry during which we were impressed with some really good work currently happening to support young people to build skills.

“It’s not just about exam results, but careers too.”