Job Start Payment evaluation: annex B - qualitative research

This report forms the annex to the main report on the evaluation of Job Start Payment. It presents findings from qualitative research conducted to support the overall evaluation.

Appendix D- suggestions made through respondents to survey of young people

  • More young people want to work for themselves it would be useful to have more tools available.
  • Consideration needs to be given to the fact that disabled young people are likely to incur more costs when starting a new job.
  • A mentorship programme would be nice too, for young people who don't have a suitable person to support them in their future choices. This doesn't have to be someone in a particular career, just someone who is willing to be there for a young person.
  • Community based resources/funds may be more appropriate. Less red tape and more local knowledge on who needs help.
  • I am 20 and have been working at living wage for the past few years and was shocked when I interviewed for a few jobs and they were all minimum wage - £3 less per hour than living wage. How is the minimum wage for young people so much less than over 25's? They have the same bills, rent etc to pay and do the same job so why are they paid less?
  • I think it would be nice if there was some sort of programme for young people in Scotland who have severe anxiety but want to work.
  • Have a place to rent / borrow more office/formal clothes for interviews.



Back to top