It is a fact, that apprentices after completing their training are confronted with extremely differing continuing employment possibilities depending on the branch. There are however hardly any assured findings on which branch scores well in this respect and which branches are to be considered problematic, because they only offer reduced chances of employment and are detrimental for the youth’s future. It can however be safely assumed that unemployment is high in some branches, such as e.g. trade and tourism. How the employment dynamics typical for the respective branch actually influence the employment careers of youths, which alternative strategies are selected by the youths, and which medium and long-term effects these have has not been investigated at the present point in time.The issue of branch-specific continuative employment possibilities for apprentices is among other things also very important when discussing promotional instruments. This research work aimed at resolving these information gaps.
Team: Andreas Riesenfelder
Client: Chamber of Labour Vienna