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Prime Minister talks employment with Steve Ballmer

David Cameron meets Microsoft CEO to discuss programme offering job skills to young people in the UK.

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Microsoft today launches ‘Get On’, a new programme offering young people in the UK  the skills and inspiration they need to succeed in getting that all important first job.

It aims to help 300,000 16-24 year olds take meaningful steps toward work and the start of a career over the next three years, through a combination of education and training, apprenticeships and work experience.

To mark the launch, David Cameron will meet Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to discuss how Microsoft can work with Government to help young people get the skills they need, create opportunities to find jobs and develop a highly skilled workforce for the future.

Ahead of the meeting, Mr Cameron said:

To succeed in the global race, and boost the UK economy, it is vital that we give young people every opportunity to work hard and get on in life. Microsoft’s ‘Get On’ campaign is exactly the kind of support we need from business to inspire, provide skills, and create meaningful opportunities in the industries that will drive our economy forward in the future.

For more information or to sign up for Get On programmes, visit the Microsoft website.

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Published 7 November 2012