More should be done by the government to support small and medium sized enterprises in creating work placements.
That's according to one expert who says that although efforts to combat youth unemployment should be congratulated, too much store has been placed in apprenticeships and internships.
Gerwyn Davies from the Chartered Institute of Personnel says such schemes aren't for everyone and recommended a work placement subsidy which could help SME's in particular, as formal training is not relevant to many organisations.
Mr Davies said the Future Jobs Fund is focussed on the public sector and a boost is needed for private sector employers.
His comments come after recent figures showed that more than one in five people aged between 16 and 24 are currently not in either formal training or employment.
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