Young people 'struggling to find jobs'
20 February 2013 Last updated at 12:47 GMT
Despite an overall fall in UK unemployment, youth unemployment has risen slightly according to official statistics.
The Office for National Statistics said there were 11,000 more 16-24 year-olds out of work in the figures for October to December 2012.
The BBC's Fiona Trott visited an engineering plant in Teesside where young workers said they had found work through apprenticeships rather than academic high education.