New research by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) reveals a sharp generation gap between young people and adults on the best educational route to employment.
AAT commissioned a poll from ComRes on the public’s attitudes and awareness of vocational qualifications. The poll found that there was a sharp generational divide. 54% of young people aged 18-24 believed that a university degree gives people the best chance of gaining employment, compared to 31% of adults aged 45-54. The same poll found that approximately 86% of all adults believed that the Government should do more to increase recognition of vocational qualifications amongst employers and that business should promote access to careers via vocational training.
AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and professional body for vocational accountants.