Young people’s views on pandemic wanted

How has the pandemic affected jobs and prospects for young people?

That’s what Salford City Council’s skills and work team is hoping to find out in an online survey aimed at young people aged 16 to 24.

The survey, which takes just a few minutes to complete, aims to discover if their jobs, training or home study has been affected, if anything positive has come out of the pandemic for them and what their future plans might be.

“It’s just a very simple survey to give us a snapshot of how young people feel right now,” said Deputy City Mayor Councillor John Merry who leads on children’s and young people’s services.

“They may be worried about finding jobs or training in the months ahead but there are still opportunities out there and we want them to know we’re here to help.

“We have apprenticeship opportunities where they will earn while they learn or, if they don’t feel ready for that Kickstart placements where they get six months paid work experience which puts them in a strong position to snap up any jobs that come along.

“Salford’s construction boom hasn’t slackened off during the pandemic and although some industries such as retail and hospitality have been particularly badly affected, they will come back so there will be opportunities. Employers are also looking for young people for office work roles, health and social care, early years child care and education and IT and digital industries and our team can link Salford residents directly to those opportunities.”

Complete the survey which closes on Friday 26 February.

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Date published
Wednesday 17 February 2021

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