High no. of Young People Feel Right Job Elusive
Recent surveys have shown that 75% of British people aged 16-25 fear they will not able to find a job they love, while eight in ten fear they are competing with candidates with stronger CVs and experience when applying for vacancies.
Volunteering charity vInspired carried our research that showed one in ten participants do not think they will ever be able to attend university.
Research carried out by the charity explored what milestones and achievements young people felt were open to them. The research showed a surprising large number of young people had a negative outlook when it comes to jobs and careers. 40% of the participants said they felt owning a house would be completely unattainable.
Other things that are also seen to be unachievable are living debt free, being able financially support themselves without needing aid for parents, and earning more than the average British salary of £26,500.
Jessica Taplin, CEO of vInspired, said: “The results highlight the pressures young people face today. Access to the job market, uncertain financial futures and mental health issues are all problems we see young people come up against first-hand.
“However, we believe that there are other ways young people can gain valuable experience and make them more employable despite some challenging economic circumstances.”
Many young adults feel they would never be able to relocate to big cities such as London or Manchester due to high living costs, competition for jobs and renting/ housing prices.
Seven in ten respondents said when it comes securing their dream role the competition is so high they would need new qualifications in order to compete.
Meanwhile, 87% of participants think the cost of developing their education is massively impacting their chances of getting the job they’ve always wanted.
According to the research, the ten achievements respondents felt were most difficult to achieve were:
- Travelling the world
- Owning a house/getting on the property ladder
- Earning more than the average British salary (£26,500)
- Being debt free
- Reaching the top of your career ladder
- Getting a job you love
- Not having to borrow additional funds to get by
- Not having to depend on other people such as parents for financial support
- Having the opportunity to gain experience in pursuit of your dream job
- Moving to a major city such as London or Manchester