COVID-19 and Young people

COVID-19 and Young people

The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee is looking into the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s economy, including businesses and workers. Find out more about the inquiry. Click the ❓ button at the top of the page.


No summer work - knock on impacts

Specific remote/rural impact

What a time to graduate....

Apprenticeship fell through

Can't provide the same level of support for employment

I have fewer options now

I can't get the experience I need



losing my job to coronavirus

Lack of support for students made unemployed

Likely chance of job?

Rights [title edited to maintain anonymity]

Employers aren't giving young people a chance

award scheme impacts

Inability to work through the summer.

Plenty of jobs but no one willing to hire

Being furloughed on my small part time wage

unemployment and young people


Stop asking people to put their age on job applications

Unconventional work experience for unprecedented times

Offer more internships

Wider range of support through PSE in school

Make student accommodation cheaper due to unemployment

Expanding private enterprise in post covid-scotland

Make student accomodation cheaper

More help to get work experience

Early career researcher help

Removed post due to non-adherence to discussion rules

limitations of new job scheme

Law PEAT Training Gaps

Legal Training Contracts


Debt Relief for Students who were out of work during summer.

Equal opportunities [title edited to maintain anonymity]

Formal recognition of volunteering as experience

Give public sector bodies earmarked young employee funds

impacts of further education

Guarantee apprenticeships for young people

Getting the experience I need

More National programmes to gain practical skills

More volunteering opportunities for younger people

More online career advice to be made available

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