Worried you'll end up in a dead-end job? You're not the only one

Most young people stressed about dead-end jobs

Man with a headset looks at a computer screen. Is this a dead-end job?
(Lauren Hurley/PA)

You've made it through school, agonised over your route to employment and now have a new worry – ending up in a dead-end job.

At least that's according to a new survey.

More than two thirds of young people aged between 15 and 22 reckon they'll end in such a demoralising position.

The same proportion are worried about not being able to find a job, according to the survey carried out by British Gas of 2,000 people.

The research also showed that young people believed their parents' generation found it easier to get work.

Some sectors of the jobs market continue to be overlooked by many young women, with almost half of those surveyed admitting they had never considered working in science, technology, engineering and maths-related areas.

There was a perception that the sectors were sexist or better suited to men.

Claire Miles, of British Gas, said: "There are some fantastic opportunities for both women and men in these sectors, so I'm concerned to hear that so many young women are put off by careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

"With boys already taking advantage of the apprenticeship opportunities available, I would encourage girls to think about engineering."

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