Conservatives question Welsh jobs scheme

The Welsh Government should 'look again' at its flagship jobs scheme according to Welsh Conservatives after figures showed over a third of those who've taken part are now unemployed. The party's obtained figures showing 454 of 1305 young people who took part in Jobs Growth Wales now have no job.

Shadow Business Minister Nick Ramsay welcomes the fact that two thirds of those who complete apprenticeships but says questions should still be asked about what happens to the remaining third.

While some young people are clearly benefitting from Jobs Growth Wales, too many are falling through the gaps and finding themselves back where they started.

The Welsh Government needs to assess where their back to work scheme is falling short and address these shortcomings so we can get more young people in Wales back to work.