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Decline in traditional Saturday jobs for youths

Recent reports suggest that the majority of young people these days are shying away from taking on a traditional Saturday job, instead favouring focusing on passing exams to get into higher education. In 1997, 42% of young people held part-time jobs, in 2014 this figure had declined to only 18%. 

However, many employer’s believe that part-time jobs give young people great life experience, such as: working with the public, decision making, team work, working under pressure and prioritising.  In fact, those who do combine part-time work with study go on to attain better degrees and higher paid jobs.  66% of employers said that when recruiting, people who worked while they were studying would have a better chance of being employed.