This research from City & Guilds is an exploration into the career aspirations of 14 – 19 year olds at one of the most crucial decision making cross roads in their lives. The 3,154 young people surveyed are making decisions now that will shape their futures. But do they have all the information they need to make informed choices that will give them the best chance of thriving in the workplaces of today and tomorrow?
The findings of the research are concerning but not entirely unexpected. Young people are optimistic but often not prepared for the realities of the UK jobs market. Salary expectations are high, often career aspirations don’t match demand in the workplace and young people aren’t generally aware of what employers are looking for.