Generation Z is the largest generation in human history, and over the next 10 years, 1.3 billion of its members will enter the global workforce. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused this new generation of graduates to enter one of the most difficult job markets in decades.
This is according to Small Business Prizes which analyzed major industries and countries for a career trajectory of graduates from the best places for Gen Z to work in a post-pandemic world.
Elementary occupations such as selling goods, providing services, delivering or porterage are the most popular professions for Gen Z to pursue a career in a post-pandemic world. A starting salary of £ 33,000 can almost double to £ 64,000 and the profession provides 17,000 jobs for the Gen Z population in the UK.
Sales occupations and health and social service occupations are the second most popular option for Gen Z graduates and school leavers. Sales occupations represent 17.5% of the Gen Z workforce, providing 124,000 jobs each year to Gen Z alone.
Top 10 Companies Gen Z Wants To Get An Internship
Google ranks as the most desirable internship for Gen Z after graduation. Google receives more than 2 million applications each year and 1 in 130 applicants receive an offer for a job, making it 10 times more difficult to access Google than at Harvard.
Next are Apple and Microsoft, which are highlighting big tech companies as the main ones for hiring the bright minds of the future. Tesla is the fourth most popular choice for internships and also one of the newest companies on the list, highlighting Elon Musk’s deep influence on the younger generation.
Top 10 countries and cities for Gen Z to start a career
For Gen Z who are considering moving abroad to start a career, Bern, Switzerland is the most popular choice. With 438 bars and pubs per 100,000 inhabitants, it is the first choice for those who want a vibrant social scene after the pandemic. While rent borders on the expensive side at an average of £ 902.66, the top average salary of £ 4,174 more than makes up for that.
Bogota in Colombia and Budapest in Hungary rank as the next major cities for Generation Z. Both cities have a large social scene and an affordable cost of living for the younger generation who have not yet accumulated enough. savings to facilitate major expenses.
Read the full report here.