Using the latest research and intelligence from key stakeholders and practitioners to identify the challenges faced by young people in today’s complex and ever changing labour market, this report aims to identify which groups of young people face particularly difficult transitions between school and work, and the preconditions necessary to achieve successful transition.
Young people face a range of challenges as they leave school and transition to work or study. There is an array of choices and with the changing nature of the labour market these have become increasingly complex. This report draws on the latest research and intelligence from key stakeholders and practitioners to identify:
the diverse employment challenges faced by young people
which groups of young people may face particularly difficult transitions
the preconditions necessary to achieve successful transition.
It concludes that despite the complexity and challenges, there is a body of evidence which identifies the preconditions for young people making successful transitions to work. There is also consensus on how these preconditions can be cultivated.