- Job-specific training was the most popular answer option selected by residents who are currently unemployed (24%).
- Employment skills and access to higher education courses are also frequently selected (19% and 17% respectively).
- No residents thought access to apprenticeships would be useful.
Base – those who are currently unemployed 34
Key differences by demographic
Gender | Base: Males: 13 | Females: 20
Access to higher education courses and job-specific training was most popular amongst men, whilst developing employment skills was more popular amongst women.
Disability | Base: Disability: 13 | No disability: 21
Residents with a disability are most interested in developing employment skills.
‘Other’ training or skills | Base: 10
A few residents stated that they cannot go back into employment as they are retiring soon or are a full time carer. Other residents commented that they just need more job opportunities to be available. One resident said that they need IT equipment, another said national lockdowns need to stop as they cause job losses, and a final resident commented that they need ‘school time jobs’.