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Sefton in top 10 performance for NEETs

Sefton’s performance in helping young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) is currently in the top 10 of local authorities nationally.

Figures are released by the Department for Education regarding the annual publication of national participation figures of young people aged 16 to 18.

Statistics are also released of NEET (not in education, employment or training) and NET (not in education or training) figures based on results from the annual labour force survey (LFS).

Robert Andrews (Director), Peter Oxspring (MD), Julie Swarbrick Invest Sefton, Peter Dowd MP, Cllr Marion Atkinson and Gary Brine, Hardy production manager

Latest figures collected locally reveal Sefton is currently ranked 144 out of 152 local authorities. Rankings are national comparisons from 1-152 where 1 equals worst performance and 152 equals best in that indicator. National figures will be released later in the year.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said: “There is some fantastic work that is provided across Sefton in helping and supporting young people find work, training and staying in the education process.
“These figures that show how Sefton is in the top 10 of local authorities for helping NEETs is amazing news for the whole of the borough. “It is vital that we encourage young people to make positive choices about their future – promoting options around training, different career options, job applications and interview skills.
“In the long run this can make a huge difference not just to the individuals’ and their families, but the community and our local economy as well.”

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