The New Basics, the latest instalment in the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) New Work Order series, examines the education needed to ensure our young people have the necessary skills for future jobs.

FYA researchers analysis of 4.2 million job advertisements between 2012 and 2015 has shown that the demand for enterprising skills among young employees is increasing. However, evidence also suggests that not all young people are prepared for this more complex world of work.

The New Basics analysis of big data shows that the New Work Order is here now and to succeed in the changing work environment, young people will need to develop enterprise skills. These transferable skills will allow young people to navigate complex careers across a range of industries and professions.

However the FYA’s report card on How young people are faring in the transition from school to work revealed young Australians are not prepared with key enterprise skills. In this report the FYA renews its call for a national enterprise skills strategy to ensure students across Australia are developing these skills inside and outside the classroom.

You can download the full report from the Foundation for Young Australians website.