Teach First Careers and Work Experience Research
Survey of 2,000 18-25 year olds about their experience of careers advice and work experience.
  • Around three in five 18-25 year olds say that the internet (58%) or their family (57%) were most helpful in helping them to decide what to do after finishing school – with just three in ten (31%) saying the same of a careers advisor.
  • More than half of young people from an advantaged background (53%) say that they completed two or more work experience placements, while just two in five of those from disadvantaged backgrounds say the same (43%).
  • those from an advantaged background are ten percentage points more likely than those from disadvantaged backgrounds to say that their longest work placement lasted at least one week (54% vs 44%).
  • 18-25 year olds from advantaged backgrounds are significantly more likely than those from disadvantaged backgrounds to have completed at least one work experience placement in professional services (27% v 12%).
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Date Published
16th October 2017
Client
Teach First
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 2,015 18-25 year olds in England online between 18th May and 12th June 2017, including 506 current university students and 807 university graduates. Data were weighted by gender, age and region to be representative of this audience.

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