HC Deb 22 July 1986 vol 102 c179W
58. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Paymaster General what is the current rate of retention among young people employed under the Government's young workers scheme.

Mr. Lang

A survey of the young workers scheme in 1985 suggested that employers expected at least 90 per cent. of young workers would continue in their current job beyond the period of eligibility for young workers scheme support. Preliminary results from a more recent survey, carried out between three and 11 months after the end of the support period, found that the original young worker post still existed in 82 per cent. of cases (although not necessarily filled by the same young worker), while more than 50 per cent. of the young workers continued to be employed by the same firm (although not necessarily in the same post).