It has been found that while young Londoners achieve performance levels that are above average at school, they often struggle to compete once thrust into the jobs market.
Employment minister Chris Grayling and London mayor Boris Johnson have looked to solve this problem with the launch of a pilot scheme.
In the unique project, young people in London who have not previously completed six months of paid employment must partake in work experience so that they can claim benefits.
Mr Johnson stated: "It's no secret that work experience can be the key that opens the door to a successful career and more young Londoners need to be given the opportunity to do it."
Simon Walker, the director general of the Institute of Directors, has welcomed the pilot scheme, believing that "youth unemployment is a devastating waste of potential".
"It is absolutely right that the government is seeking to give the young unemployed the chance to gain experience of the workplace," he added.
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