Better interview technique ‘helps young’

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Better interview preparation could help more young people in Preston secure jobs, research has claimed.

The ICM Research survey said 59 per cent of employers polled said they had hired young people into entry level positions in the last five years, with 54 per cent of these saying this was because the young recruit had prepared well for the interview.

Two in every five of all employers surveyed said they would be more likely to recruit a young person or school leaver who had done at least six weeks’ high quality work experience.

Matthew Hancock, skills and enterprise minister, said: “Creating more opportunities for young people to gain experience and confidence is crucial if we want to help them secure employment. Traineeships could be the difference which gives these young people their first break, unlocking their potential.”

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