Graduate job hunters thinking against a career
in playwork may be interested to hear that industry leaders are
attempting to educate prospective candidates on the benefits of a
career in that sector.
Research by SkillsActive published yesterday (March 31st) claimed
that enticing graduates into the sector was proving difficult as
individuals had a poor perception of the profession, believing it
offers low pay and poor career development opportunities.
SkillsActive is now recommending that playwork must be promoted as
an attractive profession, by including it as option in careers
advice at schools and by improving the pay and working conditions,
Children & Young People Now reports.
Jonathan Parsons, senior research executive at the firm, told the
website: "The research found that sector isn't against the idea of
graduate deployment but things like wages and a lack of courses are
getting in the way of this.
"Most respondents noted that it could be difficult to develop
playwork often due to part-time, periodic and irregular working
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