More than 43 per cent of young people don’t feel they are currently getting the right training and support to find work and nearly 30 per cent say they want courses to incorporate more work experience to better equip graduates for the future, a new report by advisory firm EY and mental health organisation ReachOut has found. Additionally, about 40 per cent of existing jobs are at “high risk of automation over the next 10 to 15 years”, according to the report on equipping young people for the future working world, released on Monday. Ashley deSilva, chief executive of ReachOut, said that today’s young people will be disproportionately impacted by automation, which will affect entry-level jobs more than higher-level positions. “This changing reality of work means that young people are more likely to be doubling jobs and participating in the gig economy, which is great in terms of having more flexible jobs that didn’t exist before but, equally, has challenges in terms of job stability and mental health,” Mr deSilva said. “Because we know where the future of work is heading and we know the challenges, it’s now a key time for thinking about how we can help young people prepare… Read full this story
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