With July being one of the most popular months to go online and look for a new job, new insight from JOB TODAY reveals a third of millennials are pursuing ‘Passion Professions’, as opposed to traditional careers. ‘Passion Professions’, inspired by stars who have built multi-million businesses out of their passions such as Mrs. Hinch, Joe Wicks and Made in Chelsea‘s, Alik Alfus, are careers centred around their interests such a cleaning and fitness.
Despite this, more than 70% of the UK’s under 35s state that they’re suffering from a crisis in confidence when pursuing these careers due to a lack of education – and the skills required – for these professions in the national curriculum. However, employees are listening, and nearly half (40%) of job posts on JOB TODAY, don’t require previous experience – just a passion and thirst to learn.
The insight comes from the UK’s leading hiring app, JOB TODAY that canvassed their six million users, to determine the state of the UK jobs market for under 35s today.
To help job seekers build confidence and begin their careers as ‘Passion Professionals’
, JOB TODAY has teamed up with leading employers to launch a free, training program, Summer Camp
, to power more young Brits into their future careers. Co-founder of JOB TODAY, Polina Montano explains:
“We want to remove the worry and frustration young brits face when they try to land that summer job with no experience – that’s why we came up with our Summer Camp and are partnering with some truly amazing brands to give job seekers fun and free work experience this summer so they can explore their passions, gain new experience and potentially walk away with a job for the summer!”
Young Brits can apply for a spot in the London-based Summer Camp which will take place across four days in July. The program will give 40 job seekers (ten across each session) the chance to immerse themselves in a range of different industries so they can seek out where their passions lie and even be in with a chance to land a job at the end of the month.