You can’t turn on the news or read a newspaper each day without there being something about ‘employability in education’; ‘employability in young people’; ‘employers valuing broader skills, such as communication, motivation, independence, analysis, confidence and problem solving and not just academic qualification’.
Further evidence that more is needed to prepare young people in terms of work experience and workplace skills following fresh complaints from business leaders about poor skills levels... but this only MAY be available from September....!
With the constant news coverage it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook. The reality is that there have always been tough times and each generation faces its own challenges as they enter the job market. This is the challenge that graduates face today.
DEMOTIVATED – DEVALUED – DEPENDENT: three emotions that you shouldn’t feel as a graduate. Sadly, this sense of negativity exists amongst many of our young men and women who find themselves at the wrong end of a competitive and depleted marketplace that demands from them, more than any previous generation.