#1. Young people are giving up hope of getting their dream job
Young people have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown of our economies. As apprenticeships stall, jobs become unavailable, and youth unemployment rises – and with young people in the UK, for instance, three times as likely to be jobless than the general population – many young people struggle to make ends meet. Furthermore, in the UK alone, about a third of those aged 16-25 feel pressured by the current situation to give up hopes of getting their dream job. According to results of a poll carried out on behalf of Prince Charles’ Trust in September, two in five young people expected to “never have a job they really love,” which rose to more than half tor those from poorer backgrounds.