Ed McRandal, Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) policy advisor responsible for youth unemployment, made the comments after the REC joined a campaign to protect the delivery of careers guidance in schools.
The campaign is highlighting the impact that careers guidance has on preparing young people for the world of work, with employment bodies calling on the government to ensure that the statutory entitlement to work-related learning at Key Stage 4 is not scrapped.
Mr McRandal said that effective and targeted careers advice is a "crucial component" in helping young people access the jobs market.
"This is not just important for young people but for businesses too, as employers regularly complain that school leavers do not understand their responsibilities in the world of work," he added.
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