A third of young people lack faith in local job prospects

A third of young people lack faith in local job prospects

One in three 16-21 year olds (32%) in the UK lack confidence in local job prospects, and only 35% believe local firms offer career opportunities to match their ambitions.

The young people surveyed also feel that they lack awareness of opportunities (35%), and over half (56%) worry about gaining the relevant experience for the role they want, according to latest findings in the report, ‘Age of Uncertainty: Young people’s views on the challenges of getting into work in 21st Century Britain’ published yesterday by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and EY Foundation.

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