A UK-Spanish Comparison of Youth Transitions Into Work

In partnership with the University of Brighton Business School, and IKEI Research and Consultancy, IES is undertaking a project building on earlier work funded by the German Federal Ministry of Training and Occupations (BIBB). The BIBB project collected data in Germany, Finland, Spain and the UK from: national statistics and profiles on training policies; case studies with six employers in each country; and a telephone survey of 100 firms in each country. Drawing on these data this project will compare youth entry into intermediate jobs in Spain and the UK and develop a theoretical framework to understand the factors influencing employer strategies for recruiting and training younger people for intermediate level jobs.