Posted by Aston Avery

Young people want their first job in the community they grew up in

This National Apprenticeships Week, new research has found that young people have a strong preference towards being in their local community when it comes to looking for their future career, with the vast majority (86%) stating they want to secure a job local to where they live.

With this strong desire to remain local, many young people think apprenticeships offer the best option; almost three quarters (73%) say they would consider an apprenticeship, an increase of 7% when compared to the previous year.

Reflecting on the past two years, the research by BAE Systems, found that nearly two-thirds (64%) of young people now place more importance on their career and are motivated to work for a company which offers a good salary (45%), long-term job opportunities (36%), and the opportunity to continue their learning and development (36%).

Aston spoke to Richard Harmer, education and skills director at BAE Systems.

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