The big lie we tell the UK's young people
Why do we still tell young people you're more likely to get a job if you go to university?
18 February 2014
If you have a degree, you're much more likely to have a job than someone who doesn't.
It only makes sense, then, that if everyone goes to university, our youth unemployment problem would be solved.
The reality is that 47 per cent of graduates are working in a job that doesn't even require a degree. University doesn't come with the job guarantee these days that my generation was promised.
That's why I'm amazed that so many of us insist on passing on that same great lie to eager millenials who are desperately seeking a spot on the employment ladder.
We tell them, 'Now Billy, all you need to do is get the right GCSEs, do 10 A-levels and secure a spot at Oxbridge. Then employers will be climbing over themselves for the chance to employ you.' Sound familiar? Not only is it unrealistic, we're likely setting them up for failure.
Read the full article from Chris Jones on The Huffington Post >