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Using Careers Advice to Benefit From the Economy’s Bounce Back

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Of all the groups to suffer the most during Britain's economic downturn, the youngest workers aged between 18 and 24 have. They have experienced the worst in job cuts, a lack of pay rises and a house price hike that is simply astronomical. Companies have long favoured the older and more experienced workforce to that of the younger generation but this is all beginning to change (if a little slowly).

So with an improving economy and more young people seeking employment than ever before, how do we ensure that we have the best chance of securing paid work? One way has always been that of the university route. Of course university isn't the best option for all of us and more vocational routes such as Apprenticeships are steadily becoming a more attractive employment option for those out of work.

Many companies have climbed on the band wagon and now offer a range of apprenticeships for young people, some are paid and others not. It could be an invaluable way for any young person to gain experience on the job and with the possibility of a paid job at the end of their apprenticeship course. There will (Hopefully!) be more and more jobs for young people out there as the economy improves.

Finding sound careers advice is essential to anyone who is new to the career market. If you have recently left school or college and unsure which is the best next step for you, find a good careers advisor to offer information and advice on where you can find the best jobs for young people suited to your abilities and interests. They can inform you of benefits and further education courses that may benefit you.

One thing is for certain, the government’s decision to scrap employment and careers advice in schools has been a huge mistake which will continue to affect not just the current young generation but also those currently in education for years to come. 

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