13/05/2016

Youth Unemployment in Belfrast

BBC News website tackles the issue of youth unemployment in Belfast, Nortnern Ireland. Almost one in five young people are unemployed in Northern Ireland, according to latest figures.

Are those voices being heard when it comes to the election?

Courses to help young people get into work are held at the Spectrum Centre on the Shankill Road in Belfast.

Among them is 18-year-old Donna Rennie who said she would "love to get a job". "I've applied for loads but it doesn't work, there's always somebody better," she said. "It's not a nice feeling."

It's a feeling Marc Young knows only too well. "I went to school, got my GCSEs and A-levels and I thought I would walk into a job but I haven't," he added. "I've applied everywhere and just haven't heard back which is really frustrating."

So what is the answer? What should the politicians be doing?

To see the full article and interviews with young people from Belfast, please go here.

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