Brits are starting to think about moving abroad from a younger age than ever before, as a lack of jobs and general economic malaise seems to be driving people away.
A new survey has examined the attitudes of 18 to 25 year olds in the United Kingdom with regards to how the view their employment prospects at home, and potentially abroad.
The survey was conducted by the Student Currency Exchange, and their results showed that 65 percent of the respondents were thinking about moving abroad, and 52 were seriously going ahead with their plans.
Student Currency Exchange spokesman Adrian Jacob said: “Job prospects in the UK are extremely gloomy for young people with youth unemployment at its highest since records began and things don’t look like they’re going to improve anytime soon. It makes sense that young people are looking to go where there are more job opportunities and quite probably a better quality of life.”
This should come as no surprise as the UK’s young people are also being hit by the financial crisis that has rocked the country’s economy. At the moment almost one million young people are out of work in the UK, which is the biggest recorded amount since records began in 1992.