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Professor John Raftery writes for HuffPo on the need for a job market that works for the young

08 Aug 2017

Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, has written for the Huffington Post on the need for a job market that works for young people

He writes: "At London Metropolitan University - a teaching focused institution with a strong commitment to social mobility, and where many of our students are from disadvantaged backgrounds - we feel a particular responsibility to ensure our graduates go on to succeed.

"The solution lies, I believe, in a further integrated Industrial Strategy. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has already stated they would like to see business and government working side by side, and this approach is to be applauded.

"However, I believe it should go further. Yes, business and government have a huge part to play, but as the employment landscape expands and alters, a wider net must be cast. These are undoubtedly challenging times, but within those challenges lies opportunity."

Read the article in full here.