Job worries loom for British teenagers

More than half of young Britons are worried they won't find a job when they leave education, according to new research.

Saturday, 13th August 2016, 5:00 pm
Where will you make your mark if university isn't for everyone?
Where will you make your mark if university isn't for everyone?

Other young people have concerns about ending up in a job they hate, not earning enough money to get by, and ending up in a role without any real training or progression.

And nine per cent are worried that they’ll need to emigrate in order to find a career for them.

The team behind commissioned the independent survey as part of ongoing research into the attitudes that young Britons have towards leaving education and entering the workplace.

More than 500 young British adults were quizzed about what they plan to do following education and where they got their further education or careers information from.

Initially all respondents were asked ‘Do you know what you want to do when you leave education?’ to which the most common responses were revealed as ‘I have a few ideas’ (36 per cent), ‘I pretty much know’ (21 per cent) and ‘I have a clear plan’ (16 per cent). However, a further 11 per cent stated they had ‘no clue’ and five per cent were planning to simply ‘hope’ for the best.

The research aims to make young people aware of the opportunities that exist outside of university.

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