Few young people in Warwickshire are not in employment, education or training - The Leamington Observer

Few young people in Warwickshire are not in employment, education or training

THE MAJORITY of young people in Warwickshire are actively engaged in their futures.

A report from the Department for Education shows that, once again, Warwickshire is one of the most successful counties in the country for ensuring its 16 and 17-year-old residents are either in education, employment or training.

The DfE require all local authorities to collect and report information about a young person’s post-16 activity on a monthly basis. Warwickshire’s numbers of young people either not in education, employment or training (NEET) are currently standing at less than both the regional (West Midlands) and national averages.

Warwickshire has 94.5 per cent of 16 and 17-year-olds participating in education and training. Warwickshire also has 5.2 per cent of 16 and 17-year-olds participating in apprenticeships. This is an improvement from 4.3 per cent in 2022.




Since 2017, Warwickshire has consistently reported significant improvement in the reduction of the numbers of young people who were NEET, including those 16 and 17-year-olds whose activity is not known.

All local authorities are required to collect and report information on a young person’s post-16 activity, so that the government can publish a national report and an overall score card.


The DfE can then monitor those 16 and 17-year-olds who are not taking part in education, employment and training.

Warwickshire County Council spokesperson Coun Kam Kaur said: “This council’s commitment to the growth and success of our young people is something that we are rightly proud of. Once again, we celebrate as our 16 and 17-year-olds shine in education, employment, and training opportunities for the sixth consecutive year.

“The recent report from the Department for Education reaffirms Warwickshire as one of the most successful counties in the country, ensuring that our young residents are actively engaged in their futures.”

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