Young people

Young people turning down jobs over transport and uniform costs

Research found 5% of young people who are unemployed had to turn down a job because they cannot afford the costs to start, including rent, transport or uniform, according to NatWest and the Prince’s...

Pension auto-enrolment at 18 supported by young adults

Most young people aged 11 to 27 (86%) support the UK government’s proposal to reduce the age of automatic enrolment from 22 to 18, according to a new study from pensions provider, NOW:Pensions.

Half of apprenticeship levy funds wasted

Employers have spent just half (56%) of their apprenticeship levy over the past five years, according to new figures.

Government scraps traineeships for young people

The government is set to scrap its pre-employment traineeship programmes for young people in 2023 due to low numbers of participants.

Desperate labour market leads to record low youth unemployment

Youth unemployment has reached record lows, according to research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Most employers value attitude above education

New research has found a significant majority (87%) of employers have said they value a positive attitude over qualifications in entry-level roles.

Gen Z and millennials struggling to cope with increased cost of living

Gen Z and millennial workers in the UK are having a hard time attempting to keep up with the increased cost of living.

Private sector HR failing to support young workers with their pensions

Young workers aged between 16 to 21 in the private sector are participating in workplace pension schemes at a much lower rate than their public sector counterparts.

Under appreciated young workers on brink of exodus

Half of young workers (49%) aged 18-34 say they are planning to quit their jobs in the next 12 months due to pandemic working conditions, according to a new report commissioned by HR software...

Entry-level apprenticeships plunge

The number of people taking up entry-level apprenticeships since 2015’s pre-Levy high has plunged by 72%.

Digital nomad visas no threat to British talent pools

Last week Spain launched its digital nomad visa, offering foreign nationals the opportunity to work remotely while living in Spain. Could the same work in the UK? And will it affect the UK talent...

Small businesses miss out on millions in Apprenticeship Levy funding

Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to plug skills gaps, but many small businesses are still missing out.