What Scotland's Future Workforce Think About 'Decent Work'

Amanda Simpson, Janet Moffett, Graham Allan, Chik Collins (Editor), Francis Stuart (Editor), Hartwig Pautz (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This study investigates 82 Scottish secondary school pupils’ views on and expectations about decent work.

• The majority expect to get decent work when they leave school
• Participants view decent jobs as jobs that will allow them to live comfortably and be financially independent
• Good bosses and friendly colleagues are valued
• Young people identify the importance of equality and fair treatment in the workplace, and expect they will experience this when they start working
• Most are confident they will get in-work training
• A substantial number of young people believe their future jobs will be valued and worthwhile
• Young people believe they should be protected from exploitative and unsafe work
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUWS-Oxfam Partnership
Commissioning bodyUWS-Oxfam Partnership
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

Publication series

NameCollaborative Research Reports Series
PublisherUWS-Oxfam Partnership


Cite this

Simpson, A., Moffett, J., Allan, G., Collins, C. (Ed.), Stuart, F. (Ed.), & Pautz, H. (Ed.) (2016). What Scotland's Future Workforce Think About 'Decent Work'. (Collaborative Research Reports Series). UWS-Oxfam Partnership.