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Over half of young people say that they don’t have skills for basic tasks finds LifeSkills Youth Barometer

Findings from the LifeSkills Youth Barometer released today reveal that more than half (54%) of 14-25 years olds feel they don’t have the practical skills they need to find a job at entry level. A quarter (24%) of young people say they receive no careers education, while one in three (30%) felt they were not getting the training they needed to be successful in work. Capture d’écran 2014-02-25 à 09.08.40

The latest LifeSkills Youth Barometer finds that 14-25 year olds worry that they won’t know how to do basic tasks at work such as calling clients, writing emails or even, what to wear. These fears are shared by potential employers with recent LifeSkills Employability research finding that over half (55%) of  SME HR decision makers believed young people at entry level were unable to handle clients, customers and suppliers.

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Over half of young people say that they don’t have the practical skills they need to get an entry level job.


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