The digital teen generation that will follow the Millennials into the workplace are concerned that, despite their skills, they will struggle to transfer from education to employment.
According to research from graduate recruiters MyKindaCrowd and Bright Futures, 56 percent of 16 to 18-year-olds from Lambeth College in London are worried about finding a job, despite being prepared to look for work (71%) by keeping their CV up-to-date.
William Akerman, Managing Director of MyKindaCrowd|Bright Futures, said:
“It is great to see that colleges are doing a fantastic job in providing students with CV and interview skills. However, as our survey shows, 56 percent or respondents still feel worried about finding a job. It is therefore more important than ever to get these students connected with employers, and our programme SPACE aims to achieve exactly that.”
A common discussion within HR strategy is how to attract and retain Millennials but the future of the digital natives will affect the future of UK business.
Key findings from the research include:
- 80 percent of students have an up to date CV
- 77 percent know what to add to their CV
- 56 percent are worried about finding a job
- 40 percent don’t have support to help them find a job
- 71 percent of students feel prepared to find a job
- 78 percent of students believe they know where to find a job
- 92 percent of students are encouraged to reach their full potential
- If the students had an interview tomorrow, 72 percent would be able to attend confidently
- 83 percent believe their studies are preparing them for the world of work