Asda, British Airways, Macmillan Cancer Support and Microsoft are just some of the organisations that have thrown their weight behind the Backing Young Britain campaign to create new opportunities for thousands of young people during the recession.
Yvette Cooper, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has now called on more British businesses to Back Young Britain and wants them to offer a job, apprenticeship or work experience.
She told employers: "We are determined to do everything we can to help the next generation of young people get ahead. If every one of the two million businesses across the UK could offer one single job (http://www.recruitmentrevolution.com/search), apprenticeship or training opportunity to a young person, then we could make a real difference and help young people get that all important first foot on the career ladder.
John Wright, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: "Small businesses are stepping forward as the key to tackling the challenge of youth unemployment. At least one in five says they are keen to take on graduate interns and the majority would like to take on an apprentice.
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