This blog is designed to keep you up-to-date with Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) available locally, nationally and through the school. I’ll be posting information about employment and training opportunities available locally as well as details of open days and useful websites. The world of education, employment and training opportunities is changing rapidly so keep checking in for the latest information.

Mr Cross

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The end of working Saturdays?

A new study suggests that teenagers are ditching old-fashioned Saturday jobs because of their fear of failure in their studies. Instead of focusing on enhancing their extra-curricular activities through part-time work, 16 and 17-year olds are solely focused on their studies, a new report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) revealed. The report showed the number of teenagers combining part-time work with studies has halved from 42% in 1996 to only 18% last year. Over half of youngsters said they want “to concentrate on their studies” instead of taking up a Saturday job. However, it should also be remembered that the research from the UKCES also found out that 66% of employers rate work experience as a critical or significant factor in recruitment.

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