Young adults fear tech industry jobs are ‘unachievable’ as industry is ‘ruthless’

Young adults fear tech jobs are “out of reach” because the industry is “ruthless”, a SURVEY has found.

A quarter believe they will not get a job because of their social class, age, gender, etc raceshows a Samsung study.

According to research, most young adults don't believe they can get a job in tech


According to research, most young adults don’t believe they can get a job in techPhoto credit: Getty

The Survey of 1,000 Brits 54 percent of respondents aged 16 to 25 would like to work in the industry – while 27 percent of those believe this is not a realistic proposal.

And 76 percent believe the industry is missing out on talent.

Samsung spokesman James Kitto said: “The next Generation will be the problem solvers of tomorrow.

“They are the thinkers who develop ideas and innovations to address some of the world’s greatest challenges.

“But to be successful in this mission, they must have the skills, contacts and knowledge to unleash their full problem-solving potential.”

Some believe the industry is “ruthless” and 36 believe they need good grades to land a job in the tech industry.

Experts said this resulted in only 21 percent of young adults applying for jobs in the field – even though 69 percent agreed that young adults were interested in jobs in the field.

The OnePoll study also examined the most important requirements that young adults have when choosing a job.

More than half of young Brits would consider salary before deciding on a job offer.

But others said they would pay attention to work hours and 49 percent would choose a job based on location.

However, 20 percent are of the opinion that their potential employer’s approach to equality is important to them.

Another study by startup Sherpas, which surveyed 500 young Brits aged 13 to 18, found that 14 percent wouldn’t apply for a job if they didn’t know anyone working in the industry.

Others have other priorities and wouldn’t enter an office without Wi-Fi access.

While 24 percent admitted they would struggle in a position without mobile data.

When it comes to self-confidence, almost half of young adults believe that with the right support they can make a positive difference in the tech industry.

In collaboration with InnovateHer, Samsung has now relaunched an innovation competition for 11-25 year olds in the UK and Ireland called “Solve for Tomorrow”, with a prize of £10,000, mentoring and access to workshops on offer.

Spokesperson Lauren Forbes said: “Our partnership aims to break down barriers, build trust and pave the way for a better future.”

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“The Advantages It’s not just about these girls alone, but about society as we empower them to become the leaders, innovators and changemakers of tomorrow, and we can’t wait to get to work.

“Therefore, we believe it should set the standard for welcoming different ways of thinking – conventional and unconventional alike.”

The study was commissioned by Samsung


The study was commissioned by SamsungPhoto credit: Getty

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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