No. 22




How Young Estonians View Their Possibilities of Entering the Labour Market

15 December 2010


RiTo No. 22, 2010

  • Ulrika Hurt

    Doctoral Candidate, Tallinn University of Technologyoctoral Candidate, Tallinn University of Technology

  • Signe Tõnismäe

    Postgraduate Student in European Union Studies in the University of Tartu European College

In August 2010 the Estonian National Youth Council conducted an online study among 15–30 year olds to find out how young people rate their access to labour market and career information and social services, how probable they consider landing the desired job, the importance they attach to informal studies and work practice in finding a job and in combining work and studies.

The study comprised a total of 1317 respondents between the ages of 15 and 30. 45 % of them thought that the Internet should have more information on labour market and career opportunities. The majority of the respondents thought that the problem in passing on information to young people arises from the fact that information is published in media publications that are not popular among the young and that they do not read. One way of ensuring that young people have better access to quality jobs, support programmes and information is through youth-oriented information events, such as information seminars and conferences. The respondents suggested that public events that include fun elements entice more young people to attend and ensure a wider spread of information.

Full article in Estonian