Changes in the world of work
How has work changed?
Influx of workers from the EU
Migrant worker come to the UK to make money for their families back home, instead of taking high paid jobs they take low paid jobs that take very little skill at all.
The migrants are taking the opportunity to take the jobs.
Closure of businesses
Over the last few years high street businesses have been at risk of closing but for some this has been reality, Blockbuster have gone completely bust while Game and HMV have both closed some stores or downsized.
This has a big effect on some workers that have been made redundant, its difficult to find jobs in today's economic climate
Fewer jobs for life?
Now people can only work for a few months until they have to move on or are let go
Increased use of technology in the workplace?
Supermarkets now have self scanners which cuts time in half
Employers want better qualifications?
a few years ago it would have been easier to get the good maths and English grades.
The people that don't get good grades are cast aside and stuck doing the low paid jobs.
Increase in older people not retiring
For a 68 firefighter its much harder to do psychical exercise so giving them a office job and letting new firefighters take over would allows both parties to be happy.
it takes young people a while to fine work.
Increase in service industries
Effects of the recession on certain job sectors
blockbuster declared themselves bankrupt after competing with online company Netflix while video game retailer Game shut many of its stores and downsized into smaller units.
What type of companies are expanding and creating jobs locally and across the UK?
Across the UK all sorts of factories are hiring.
Zero hour contracts- Implications?
Changes that may affect my career plans
Since I'm doing IT my skills will change all the time, I could take online course to upgrade my skills.
My life plans may change in the future because I may have to move to find work.
If I did have to move I would like to stay in the UK so i have easy transport to see family.