The myths we’ve been brought up to believe about how a good qualification will lead to a good job have been blown away by the harsh reality of the labour market.

This is particularly vivid at the moment when many young people will be taking their exams. How can you be motivated when it’s who you know that gives you a better chance of accessing the most powerful professions and how much you can grit your teeth which determines how long you’ll stay exploited in precarious jobs.

One of the areas we’ve been looking at on how young people make a living, is how important they feel traditional expectations are – from getting a good degree, stable job, buy their own house, ec – and what they really want to aspire towards.

This spoken word video by @sulibreaks sums up what’s going on in many people’s heads. Take it away..