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Young Aussies ‘unprepared for work’


Jarrod Sierocki

The North Queensland Cowboys ‘Dream Believe Achieve’ program delivers accredited courses to unemployed and disadvantaged North Queenslanders, with mentoring support to assist in completing training and securing ongoing paid employment.

Graduates are having difficulty finding jobs. Picture: iStock

ONE in eight young Aussies apply for at least 50 roles before landing a job.

As youth unemployment sits at double the national average, 16 to 24-year-olds are finding it difficult to transition from study to the workforce.

A new survey from career strategy firm TwoPointZero revealed 79 per cent of young people from Australia’s mainland states believed their educational institution — school or tertiary — did not prepare them for the world of work.

Respondents from South Australia and New South Wales were least satisfied with their preparation (85 per cent agreed), followed by Victoria and Queensland (76 per cent each) then Western Australia (74 per cent).

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