The results of this research show how there is still some significant work to do around diversity. TMP's own research last year reached very similar conclusions particularly around the lower levels of confidence after an internship from the same group of people.
Over a third (39%) of young people (defined in the survey as those aged 18-25) said that they felt ethnicity is also a factor in securing a job, and nearly one in ten (8.7%) believed they have been rejected for this reason. A third (36.6%) were concerned that they could be rejected because of their accent. Confidence was also found to be a problem. Three-quarters (78%) of young people said they believe that employers do not have enough faith in their skills and abilities. More than seven in 10 (71%) young people don't apply for certain jobs because they don't think they'll be seen as the 'right' kind of person for the role.