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Students entering the labour market, their hopes, expectations and opportunities in the context of sustainable economic development

Vol. 8, No 3, 2015

Anna Frankowska

 

Poznań University of Medical Sciences

 

 Poland

 

anias12@wp.pl

Students entering the labour market, their hopes, expectations and opportunities in the context of sustainable economic development

Alicja Głowacka-Toba

 

Poznań University of Medical Sciences

 Poland

 

alicja_marianna@interia.pl

 

Renata Rasińska

 

Poznań University of Medical Sciences

 Poland

 

rasinska@ump.edu.pl

 

Elżbieta Prussak

 

Poznań University of Medical Sciences

 Poland

 

ela.prussak@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT. Students are the future middle class members, people with higher education, the ones who will identify consumer trends, and those who will become the entrepreneurship accelerator. The success associated with the implementation of sustainable development principles in Poland will be based on actions of members if this social. The aim of this research is to study vocational preferences and aspirations of social sciences students in view of their future jobs - their hopes, expectations and opportunities in the context of implementing ideas of sustainable economic development. The survey was carried out in January 2015  in Great Poland. The whole researched group consisted of 354 students. The main conclusions are as follows. Respondents hope that the education gained will allow them to find a satisfactory jobs rather in their place of residence or in its vicinity. First of all, they would prefer to be employed in public administration or in the private sector. They also take into account the chance to set up their own business. The participating students are vaguely familiar with the possibility to take advantage of EU programmes supporting young people, including those related to the idea of sustainable development. They expect that work will allow them to earn money, improve their status, fulfill their dreams, and in the future to benefit from pensions. Studies taken up by them give them possibilities and prepare them well to work and meet their own expectations. Respondents believe that the way of education is adapted to the requirements of the labour market and do not fear unemployment and exclusion from the labour market. Therefore, the implementation of the idea of sustainable development gives positive results and, when supported by a growing awareness of students to invest in their own future and greater knowledge of market conditions, can bring positive results for the Polish labour market, high quality of life and the economy.

 

Received: March, 2015

1st Revision: September, 2015

Accepted: October, 2015

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2015/8-3/17

JEL Classification: J24, J28, M5, M13, O10

Keywords: : Polish students, labour market, sustainable economic development