§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the present level of graduate unemployment; what proportion of trainees on Government schemes move from their training into related areas of employment; and what forms of assistance are accorded to trainees to move from training into such employment. 
§ Mr. Paice
The latest estimates from labour force survey for autumn 1994 show that 185,000 graduates of working are ILO unemployed.
There are a number of ways that the Government help to equip trainees for entry into the labour market. Training and enterprise councils are encouraged to give jobsearch help to trainees and training for work is now more jobs focused with payment being made for outcomes achieved. We are working towards a target of 50 per cent. of leavers going into jobs by 1997–98. Training enables young people to gain nationally recognised vocational qualifications and receive advice and guidance which equips them to compete in the labour market.
The tables show what proportion of trainees move from their training into related areas of employment:
Percentage of those who trained in each occupational area and who got a job, where that job was in the same occupational area as their training TFW England and Wales Per cent. 1993–94 leavers Management or administration work 27 Professional work 15 Science or engineering work 32 Health associated work 59 Legal or business associated work 2 Literary or sport professional 6
Percentage of those who trained in each occupational area and who got a job, where that job was in the same occupational area as their training TFW England and Wales Per cent. Clerical work 27 Secretarial work 12 Skilled construction work 39 Skilled Engineering/electronic work 30 Metal/welding work 29 Motor vehicle work 29 Textile work 53 Printing/woodworking/horticulture or craft work 20 Protective service occupation 23 Catering/waiting work 39 Health/childcare occupation 42 Hairdressing/personal Service work 36 Buyer/sales Representative work 24 Sales assistant/checkout operator/other sales occupation 37 Industrial/plant machine operating work 19 Transport operatives/drivers occupation 47 Agriculture/forestry/fishing 11 Other elementary/manual work 30
Source: TFW Trainee database and follow-up survey.
Percentage of those who trained in each occupational area and who got a job, where that job was in the same occupational area as their training Youth Training England and Wales Per cent. 1993–94 leavers Science and engineering professions 12 Sport/creative/artistic work 15 Secretarial work 12 Engineering work 25 Vehicle trades 26 Printing /woodworking work 10 Cooking/food preparation etc. 35 Security work/police/HM forces n/a Hairdressing/beautician work 70 Sales work 20 Industrial plant machine work and assembly 11 Nursing and medical technicians n/a Clerical work 21 Building/construction work 26 Metal forming, welding and related trades 8 Making textiles and clothing 27 Health and childcare work 13 Buying and sales reps n/a Transport workers and drivers n/a Farming, fishing or gardening work 14 Other elementary work 23
Source: YT trainee database and follow-up survey.