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By aspiration | 08 May 2019 | Category: News
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We are proud to be recognised as a ‘Youth Friendly Employer’ by Youth Employment UK and have been supporting the work that they have being doing. In March we asked if you to have your say in the Youth Employment UK’s yearly nationwide survey benchmarks the life, study and work experiences of 14-24 year olds.

It can be used to monitor the successes and challenges of activity designed to support young people transitioning from education to employment. Yesterday Youth Employment UK announced the results at an event in London. Over 3,000 young people aged 14-24 responded to the 2019 Youth Voice Census.

Key findings for 2019: Not all young people are treated equally

• The biggest barriers to youth employment are mental health, location and travel, experience, understanding/having the right skills, and competition for jobs.
• Gender affects what information you receive about next steps in school, college and university.
• Apprenticeships awareness is on the rise – 83% of young people have been spoken to about apprenticeships.
• 80% of young people have never had accessing Jobcentre Plus discussed with them.
• Work experience matters – not all young people receive it, but 71% rate it as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.
• Young women at university are half as likely to receive careers information as young men.
• Over a fifth of young people struggle with wellbeing at work.

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