Head of Education and Skills Marcus Mason comments on today’s A-Level results.
“Businesspeople across the country will offer their sincere congratulations to students on their hard-won A-level results.
“However their primary concern is having people that are fully ready for work. There are many different ways to develop the educational base, to give pupils the best chance of converting their academic achievements into success in the workplace.
“Our survey work is showing that many businesses are reporting huge skills gaps. To tackle this, we need to develop a system where careers advice and skills taught at schools, colleges and universities truly improve young people’s employability.”
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