The Independent is reporting that the large majority of young people do not believe they are adequately supported at school in finding their first job.
On the day 700,000 15 and 16-year-olds receive their GCSE results, apprenticeship site GetMyFirstJob says its survey* highlights how more needs to be done to guide students into the world of work following their exams.
As well as the 98 per cent of young people who felt discontented with the supervision and job advice given by their school or college, a further 92 per cent said they felt the current UK education system prioritises exam results over career advice.
The majority also admitted to feeling unprepared for the world of work; 83 per cent were not advised on the best way to start looking for a job or apprenticeship, and only a third believed their school or college had provided satisfactory information about apprenticeships and their benefits.
As well as feeling unprepared on how to attain a job following their studies, scores of young people also feel they are not getting enough education on managing their finances, causing them to fall into debt in later life.
Do you believe that schools should improve on better educating young people on their options? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Meena
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