ASSESSMENT AND RECRUITMENT OF SCHOOL LEAVERS FOR TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENTMary Jones
This is an analysis of assessment and recruitment procedures for training and employment based on evidence taken from employers and managing agents for Youth Training Schemes (YTS), using a Midlands careers service, and research into recruitment to YTS based on nine Midland careers services.
ASSESSMENT AND RECRUITMENT FOR TRAINING
To see how the recruitment process for YTS operates let us look first at:
|1 how information about schemes becomes available to pupils;|
|2 the extent to which the careers service affects the recruitment process;|
|3 the selection methods employed by managing agents.|
Research based on nine Midland careers services, including the one used in this survey, showed that each produced a directory of local YTS provision which was made available to all interested young people. Each service organized a YTS convention or a convention incorporating YTS as one of the post 16 year options, and each held details of vacancies in YTS and referred young people for submission. All except two of the services processed application forms, i.e. acted as a clearing house, collating details of application and passing completed application forms to chosen schemes. The information given about the schemes in the directories varied in content and form. Here is an analysis of entries in six directories.