Peter Westgarth

The chance to go for gold is wooing new employers

The DofE scheme is usually offered in schools, but it’s also available in the workplace

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IT IS common knowledge that the UK is experiencing a skills shortage. Businesses across the board report difficulties in recruiting and developing young talent with the right skills. The launch of the apprenticeship levy highlights the importance placed on upskilling young people through on-the-job training. However, technical skills are only part of the equation.

When progressing into training and employment, a broad foundation of soft skills is the game-changer that brings wider success. There are several programmes looking to help young people develop these core competencies but their reach ...

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