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Engaging Young People 2013 Initial Findings. Engaging Young People Those in Year 10 and 11 (and potentially at risk of becoming NEETs) 14-16 yrs NEETs.

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1 Engaging Young People 2013 Initial Findings

2 Engaging Young People Those in Year 10 and 11 (and potentially at risk of becoming NEETs) yrs NEETs (16-19 years) Currently doing a Foundation Learning course (16-19 years) Other year olds (e.g. post-NEETs) A robust, cross-sector study focussing on the following segments: An online survey promoted through a variety of channels including training providers, local authorities, and social media. Fieldwork is still ongoing; we currently have nearly 600 responses from young people

3 Broad survey topics Living arrangements and working status Experience at school Post 16 routes, including special focus on FL Attitudes to work and employability

4 Parental influences/1 Which of these best describes who you live with or where you live most of the time? (Q8) Base: 473 Proportion of young people who are living with parents according to age

5 Parental influences/2 Does/did anyone that you live with work (when you were aged )? (Q9, Q10) Base: 443 Thinking about work and education, are your parent(s) or guardian(s) good role models? (Q27) Base: 468 Non-NEET yrs: 69% yrs: 67% NEET yrs 43%

6 Perception of school/1 How would you describe your overall experience at school? (Q11, Q12) - children still at school were asked about their experience in the past year Base: % positive 23% negative

7 Perception of school/2 How would you describe your overall experience at school? (Q11, Q12) - children still at school were asked about their experience in the past year Base: Younger people yrs are more likely to be positive about their schooling

8 Imagery of school Which of the following words best describes school? (Q13, Q14) Base: % cite positive words 56% cite negative words

9 Experience at school Have you been excluded from a school? (Q17-20) Base: 475 How much time have you missed school without permission or played truant, if at all? (Q21, Q22) Base: 476 ExclusionTruancy 16+ and NEET: 8% 16+ and Non- NEET: 10% 14+15: 4%

10 Routes after school What do/did you expect to do after leaving school? (Q23, Q24) Base: 476 Young personParents What do/did your parent(s) or guardian(s) think you should do when you leave school?(Q25, Q26) Base: 377

11 Barriers to further education and training: emotional factors dominate Not everyone stays on the course until the end. Why do you think some people leave the course early? (Q60) Base: 232 Which of these concerns did you have before starting the course, if any? (Q49) Base: 211

12 Attitudes towards options Percentage of respondents selecting yes for the statements Q38a-f *Lowest base: 186; Other bases: Do you know how to find out about future work, education and training opportunities? 86% Do you want to do more education and training in the future? 86% Do you feel positive about the future? 73% Do you get enough support in planning your future? 68% Have you decided what sort of job or course you want to do? * 73%

13 Ideal job/1 Within which of the following areas would you like to work in the future? (Q72) Base: 446 Chart shows responses endorsed by 10% or more

14 Ideal job/2 Care worker Nurse Teacher Construction worker Actress/ singer/ songwriter Prof footballer Most aspirational What would be your dream job? (Q70) Base: 262 Air hostess Own a business 11%83% Other/ Don’t know 6%

15 Moving into work: most say they want to work Do you want to be in a full-time job in the next 5 years or so? (Q65) Base: 458

16 Moving into work: the reality 47% have not had a job interview for a full time job since leaving school (42% amongst 18 year olds) (Q67, base 353) 18% have had a practice interview with an employer (Q15, base 467) 28% do not have an up-to-date CV (Q74, base 374) 22% Have been to a jobs fair (Q15, base 467)

17 Attitudes about the future Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (Q73) Base:

18 Perception of what employers are looking for Which of the following do you think employers MOST look for? (Q69) Base: 470

19 FSB research on work readiness highlights how employers rate current competencies of school leavers Considering just school leavers (typically those aged 16 years old) how do you rate their competency with regards to the following skills? Base: (Those employing 16-17’s) Source: FSB Panel June 2012

20 Role models Family/Friends Sports personalities Celebrities 22% Unable to think of a role model Thinking about well known people, who do you look up to and want to be most like, and why? This could be a sports personality, someone on TV or radio, a politician, etc. (Q78) Base: % 17%8%

21 Role models FamilySports personalitiesCelebrities Nobody “I just want to be my own person and do what I want to do in life, what makes me happy” “I would most like to be my mum, as she is a great mum and works hard to keep herself and our family happy and well. ” “I would look up to Jessica Ennis, because she has done a lot for Great Britain and represented the country in the Olympics and she is from Sheffield which is close to where I live. ” “Beyonce because she has a good job good pay; she’s a role model to a lot of other young people. Also everything she does or has done is not known to anyone else accept her and Jayz she keeps everything secret and she has a good voice and knows what she’s doing in her life. She doesn’t have nothing to worry about.” Thinking about well known people, who do you look up to and want to be most like, and why? This could be a sports personality, someone on TV or radio, a politician, etc. (Q78) Base: 218

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