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Young workers 'faced with difficult career choices'

It is often the case that young people have to "tread through mud" when first entering the workforce, doing jobs that they do not enjoy simply to pay the bills or to gain valuable experience, it has been stated.

Kevin Friery, clinical director at Right Corecare, said under-30s in the UK often find working life challenging as they are being asked to carry out jobs that they are not really committed to, but simply have to carry out in order to make ends meet.

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He commented: "As you get older, you are more likely to be doing something that you want to be doing, but when you're younger you're sort of doing the things you need to do to get your name known."

According to research by the Institute for Employment Studies, young staff have been hit by the triple whammy of low pay rises, slow economic growth and the rising cost of living since 2008.

Furthermore, the report found that the average 16 to 29-year-old was paid