UNEMPLOYMENT seems certain to keep rising and we must all start to worry about how our young people are going to find work.
Nationally, one-in-five aged 16 to 24 are now jobless even though the overall rate is just under 8% for all adults.
These are stark statistics which show which group is facing the brunt of the problems when it comes to finding work.
It’s the classic catch 22 situation. Employers want experience and yet young people often don’t have any experience – just exam results.
Youngsters now at school need to take note and make sure their CV is full of activities they do outside school – and they should also try to look for part-time work or do some volunteering.
It is these aspects of life which employers are looking for to make young candidates stand out so now is the time for them to plan for their working futures.