Young people are getting their first jobs later in life – and it costs them later on

Young people are now waiting two years longer to enter the workplace than two decades ago, bringing the average age for a person to start their first job up from 16 to 18, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation, a think tank. Experts are warning that, by waiting longer to start work, young people could be doing permanent damage to their career prospects. So will the 2020s spell the end of the Saturday job? And, what are the consequences of waiting longer before you work? Only…

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