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The NDYP is managed on the national level by the Unemployment Unit in the DfES.
If the German programme JUMP and the NDYP are compared, it can be seen that the German programme covers a wider area and that its structures are more flexible, while the NDYP simply offers some clearly defined options.
The programme JUMP contains also less benefit sanctions and is more orientated towards training and vocational education measures than the NDYP, which is aiming at an integration into the labour market as quickly as possible.
will continue to address the employment prospects of young people.
However, from April 2001, the programme was extended and intensified on a national basis, building on the pilots and the NDYP and now offers more intensive contact and greater access to support services.
By July 2001, 684 000 people had participated in the NDYP. Of those who left the Gateway, 60 per cent left the programme and 39 per cent chose one of the four options.
However, the NDYP and the NDLTU before the recent reform have been running for over three years and can be subjected to a first evaluation.
The NDYP has a short intensive counselling period (the so-called Gateway), and 85 per cent of the participants have already left the Gateway.
Overall, of all the participants in the NDYP programme who have gone through the period of intensive personal counselling, the proportion that has moved from income support to an unsubsidised job can be seen as encouraging, at over one-quarter.
The higher success rate achieved under the NDYP is not entirely surprising given that the obligation to participate in some work or education activity sharpens the incentives to take up a job.