A major new report by Demos think tank for the British Council’s Next Generation research series shows Britain’s young adults feel overburdened by responsibilities, and facing a multitude of barriers to getting ahead. The research reveals that only half of young Britons feel that they live in a socially mobile society.
- Only half of young British adults aged 18-30 believe our education system is adequately preparing them for adulthood and the world of work, and only half feel that they live in a socially mobile society.
- As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, the research also finds that young Britons are concerned about Brexit’s potential impact on their opportunities – with the majority (68%) believing that international experience and a global outlook are essential to achieving their future goals.
- At the same time, almost a quarter of young Britons have not been able to experience any form of international engagement whatsoever; whether learning a foreign language, living or studying abroad.