In the Trades Union Congress (TUC) budget submission, the body says that the UK risks losing a generation of talented and highly skilled youngsters unless it increases investment in employment programmes.
As a result, the organisation is calling for a strengthening of the government's apprenticeship programme and a modern industrial strategy that focuses on procurement and targets support in high-growth sectors.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said the chancellor should prioritise job creation and persuade businesses to invest more of the £724 billion they are currently "sitting on".
"Bold new measures such as youth credits and a job guarantee will help get young people's careers off the ground. A tax system that rewards investment, rather than propping up the City, will help generate growth and jobs in the real economy too," he added.
Ian Harper, chief executive of ATG Training, recently said that people looking for a route into the working world may find that apprenticeships provide the ideal platform for learning about what a full-time job entails and what is expected of them.
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