The Death of the Saturday job: the decline in earning and learning amongst young people in the UK.
28 July 2015
12.20 – 13.30
Westminster, Central London.
Speaker: David Massey (UKCES)
The seminar focused on a new report from government’s skills experts the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) which revealed that the number of 16 and 17 year olds combining part-time work with their studies has halved – from just over a two-fifths (42%) in 1996 to only 18% in 2014. The report The death of the Saturday job: the decline in earning and learning amongst young people in the UK highlights changing patterns of labour market demand and finds that a primary reason for this is young people’s desire to boost their grades by focusing on their studies alone. This seminar includes a presentation from UKCES and a chance to discuss the report’s findings and implications.
David Massey is Senior Manager at UKCES and author of numerous works on the relationship between education and employment including “Work Experience: the economic case for employers” in Mann, A. et al. eds. Understanding Employer Engagement in Education (Routledge, 2014).