70% of Young People Say Their Peers Are Stuck in 'No Experience, No Job' Cycle
HAVANT, England, January 7, 2013
HAVANT, England, January 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
70% of young adults know someone who has been frustrated by the phrase "get some experience and come back" from potential employers according to new research. One in two adults have been caught in the trap themselves and felt as frustrated when they left school.
Nearly 80% of adults say that young people are more likely to get their first job more easily if they can prove they have hands-on experience, revealing a vicious cycle that needs to be broken, according to the research's sponsors.
The study, carried out by One Poll for Advanced Resource Managers (ARM), also found that 70% of adults said that work experience should feature more heavily in the school curriculum.
Lynda Ennis, International Director from ARM, said: "Young people need to make themselves stand out from the crowd by identifying practical things to do that they can show a potential employer; this starts at school. Simple steps taken early on can set someone up for life and give them the edge over other candidates for the same job. Companies such as ours have a role to play in providing outlets for young people to showcase their abilities."
The Designing Tomorrow competition, recently launched nationally by ARM, is an example of how young people can start to build their CV at a young age. It encourages young people from local schools across the UK to demonstrate their graphic design abilities on an international scale. The competition underlines the growing quality of graphic design in the UK. ARM Marketing Manager Simon Withers added: "Designing Tomorrow provides all entrants with physical examples of how they apply themselves to a national brand. The winner will have the opportunity to see their design used in an international marketing campaign. You can't get much more hands on that that. And what a way to build a reputation that will excite potential employers."
Designing Tomorrow has been devised with the Design & Technology, ICT and Business Studies curricula in mind. Teachers can register their school until January 2013 at http://www.arm.co.uk/designingtomorrow, where they can gain access to online materials. The prize giving ceremony will be held at the Gaydon Headquarters of Aston Martin Lagonda Limited in early April.
For more information about Designing Tomorrow please contact: Neil Fullbrook, CadencePR on +44(0)207-043-8847 or email email@example.com