Talk Money Week


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Talk money week runs from the 7-11 November and it is an opportunity to encourage people to be more open to conversations regarding money, whether that is in the workplace, schools or with friends. At Supplytrain our mission is to support young people into a career with a company who cares.

With the cost of living on a constant rise at the moment, money is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, especially those who are unemployed and looking for work. Unsurprisingly, it has been found that 24% of young people (aged 16-21) believe a high income is more important to them then securing their dream career.

 Supplytrain caught up with Sarah King who is one of our recruiters to find out her views.

“I find that when I discuss salary requirements with young people, roles paying National Minimum Wage are far less appealing than they used to be.”

“When I first started looking for a job, I had my dream career all mapped out, which for me was either becoming a journalist or a teacher. Without any experience or qualifications, I quickly realised my chosen career path was no longer an option, so I was looking for a job to make ends meet whilst I was studying.

I secured a job in retail, where I remained for 6 years, purely because it paid well. The longer I stayed, the further away my dream career became.”

A lot of jobs out there may not offer a competitive salary, but that is because they will invest their time into your training and development. This means that in the long run, your salary will increase as you gain more experience.

Rather than looking at salary, look for an employer who will support your progression. If you are in need of some inspiration, we recommend checking out the @nationalservicecareers service where you can complete a short assessment to gauge which careers you may be well suited too.

What next?

Click the link to learn more about Talk Money Week 

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