1 August, 2011
Amazon has worked with youth charity the Jack Petchey Foundation for the second year running to find out the views of young people on a range of issues affecting them, including education and employment as well as the Big Society and the impact of public spending cuts on youth services.
The ‘Listen Up! 2011’ report, based on a survey of more than 5,000 young people aged 11-25, found that almost three quarters of young people do not feel enough is being done to help them into employment
Despite facing the most challenging economic situation in 30 years, it is encouraging to hear that more than a third of young people say that their ambitions for the future haven’t changed in the last 12 months but that they will have to work harder to give themselves the best chance of success. Young people are using their initiative and taking courses to improve their skills, volunteering and doing unpaid work to gain employment experience.
In light of the findings, the Jack Petchey Foundation is calling on the government and businesses to provide more help for young people to find work and will facilitate a summit between decision makers, key influencers and young people themselves later in the year.
Please click here to download a free copy of the report.