Some of the prominent job industries in Germany, often prominently described as the strongman of Europe happen to be- the Healthcare sector, the Construction and Building sector, Architecture, Mechanical and Automotive Sector, as well as the Information Technology sphere. There are tens of thousands of German youth who year after year, unfailingly enter these progressive spheres to establish their vocation.
However, if you happen to quiz any German youth, whether at the spa resort of Baden-Baden, the thriving cosmopolitan hub of Berlin or for that matter in the posh Bavarian landscape, you’d find a simple response pertaining to the job scene.
“These are tough times for Germany and it’s tough for the German youth to enter the job scene!”
So this brings us to question a vital fact. Why are they saying so? What is it about the country that is hampering the German youth from entering the job scene?
On an average, eight in ten would regard that the Coronavirus pandemic has made it tough for the average German youth to enter jobs. A survey conducted recently at a pan-Germany level shared that this is the prime factor that has made it hard for the average youngster to start her or his professional life.
Even those are impacted who are seeking vocational training.
And make no mistake; for right now, the numbers are simply alarming. When asked in different states of Germany, a lot of youngsters came up with answers, many of them stating that opportunities in the Deutschland job market have simply diminished all thanks to the COVID crisis. Around 70% of the German youth came up with this reply so it can’t be that their plight is imaginary!
But what about those young people who leave school with low levels of education- that number is higher at 78%.
The said research was conducted by the iconkids & youth polling institute, on behalf of the Bertelsmann Foundation, wherein the title of the latest study was- “Training opportunities in the second year of the Coronavirus!”
But to worry is one thing, while finding a suitable opportunity to step into the job market is something quite other. And on that note, the number of young people who say they are worried about their professional future has simply gone up from the last year by as much as 10 per cent.
Here’s what DW.com had to say on the important study:
The coronavirus crisis has triggered insecurity among Germany’s youth. But the nuances are important. Those wanting to go into vocational training tend to express more concern about the future than their counterparts aiming to go on to study at the college level. Of that second category, only a quarter believe that their chances of getting a place at a college or university have been reduced since the outbreak of the pandemic. This is perhaps hardly surprising: after all, college places have not generally been cut.
All of that said, truth be told, the German youth is also battling another additional problem. To secure a job post finishing one’s higher education is one thing but to have regular education in the first place is something ever so precious. And where it stands at the moment, then it must be said that studies are getting tougher because in many instances it is only taking place online, therefore lacking the intimacy of a personal one-on-one impartation of knowledge!