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POLL: Research shows some 16-24-year-olds don't expect to get a full time job

By The Sentinel  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

Dame Kelly Holmes mentoring young people

Dame Kelly Holmes mentoring young people

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18% of British youths are resigned to never having a full-time job in their lifetime.

Research by

the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust shows two-hundred-and-ten thousand young people who are currently NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) feel doubtful about getting a job and that around 125 thousand 16-24 year old NEETs feel they’ll be on benefits for another 5-10 years, while nearly one in ten (7%) expect to be signing on for the next 10-20 years.

The charity, which helps young people get into work, surveyed a group of 350 British young people who are NEET.

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