More and more university graduates in the UK are leaving universities without a guaranteed next step ahead in the labour market. Graduates simply do not have the same opportunities as before to enter companies or be successful in graduate programmes in the current economic situation when companies are forced to tighten the belt on hiring.
However, as always the new generation is finding its own solutions to new problems and are bypassing the grim employment prospects by taking matters into their own hands by starting up their own businesses in greater numbers. Find out more about the topic here.
New graduates are living in a completely different world than their parents and regular employment that used to be the norm and ideal no longer carries the same appeal as before. Increasing number of people, be they graduates or not, want to take charge of their own futures and do business the way they want to. The new opportunities opened up by new technologies and the media are creating fresh avenues for people to apply their skills in the society. Graduates are also talented in cooperating across different sectors and industries and are creating amazingly creative things that are affecting our societies.
Here is a post on Mashable about young social entrepreneurs to watch.
Also take a look at the Commission for Youth Social Enterprise and what they are involved with in the UK. The Commission was set up by 21 young social entrepreneurs and they took the mission of Equipping future generations to make a lasting positive impact on their world.