79% of school leavers say teachers focus on university when discussing future options, not apprenticeships


TeachersAlmost 80% of school leavers claim that their schools focus on university as the primary future option for them, and that less focus is put on non-academic options such as apprenticeships. This is revealed in Milkround’s second annual School Leaver Career Confidence Report.

More than 2,500 young people took part in the extensive survey which delves into subjects such as confidence, concerns for the future and job seeking habits. The report aims to highlight the unknown concerns and thoughts of school leavers as they weigh up their best path into employment.

Key stats from Milkround’s 2015 School Leavers Career Confidence Report:

54% of school leavers say that their biggest concern for the future of their career is grade expectations.

40% of respondents said they were unsure of whether they could start a job tomorrow.

Current school leavers value experience, industry and salary the most when looking for roles – the size of the company and potential job title were least important.

79% of respondents said that the future option they hear most about in school is university, not apprenticeships, traineeships, et cetera.

Apprenticeships have had a positive increase year on year, with 35% of respondents saying that it will be their next career step.

66% of school leavers use career websites, proving that online jobs boards play a significant part in young people’s recruitment journey.

The full Career Confidence report is free to download, hosted exclusively on career resource Milkround’s advice site.

Sara Buckley, Marketing Manager at Milkround School Leavers: “We are dedicated to building a careers platform to ensure that school and college leavers have access to a range of opportunities and information to help them make more informed careers decisions.”

Full press release on www.personneltoday.com