Not sure if you remember the YTS (Youth Training Scheme), when that was in existence. That was intended to get youth into employment, but in reality, in some cases it was abused by both the employer and the youth supposedly seeking employment.
Yet it all sounded very good on paper, because it appeared that the government of the day was doing something, including picking up the wages tab for most of the training that took place.
A relative of mine owned three hosiery factories, when this scheme was introduced, and took on quite a number of youths under the scheme. He had his successes as well as total failures, and to this day, he says in the long term he lost money in trying to help resolve some employment problems, using the YTS.
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.