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Young people’s perceptions and attitudes of their post-16 options

Young Londoners are increasingly at risk of being a generation left behind, plagued by long term unemployment and lacking the technical skills vitally needed by employers. Across Europe, labour markets are shifting away from low skilled jobs towards high skilled ones, creating a skills gap with supply failing to meet demand.

Recent Governments have tried to address this, focusing on increasing the number of people achieving within an apprenticeship, however figures suggest that take up is being primarily driven by those aged over 25.

Our research examined the perceptions and attitudes young people have of their post-16 choices, exploring what influences their decision, such as living in London.

Click here to download the full report

We have also released a series of short videos, which highlight some of the findings of the reports. We interviewed a few young people, asking them:

What job can you get with an apprenticeship?

What job can you get with a university degree?

What is a traineeship?


Telephone: 020 7332 3599

Location: Partnership for Young London, City of London, Guildhall, London EC2V 7HH


Postal: Partnership for Young London, City of London, PO Box 270, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ

Charity registration number: 1062226

Company Limited by Guarantee: 3334117 

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