Interview Questions for Organisations


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Interview Questions for Organisations

  1. 1. How do young people cope with making a living?We would like to understand how young people cope in different ways with trying to make a living across Europe.The first section focuses on understanding the basic living situation of young people. Basic living situation So that we can understand how different types of people make a living, we would like to explore young peoples basic living situation.What is your highest level of education?Circle the appropriate level: Post doctorate / Masters / Degree / High school qualification / No qualificationWhich city/town do you live in?Who do you live with? *Select one of the options below With friends With my partner With my parents / relatives With my children On my own Other:What is your work situation? *Select one or more options below Full time work Have two or more jobs Part time work Temporary work Student Full time carer/parent Never had a job Made redundant Unemployed Other:When did you start working?Circle the appropriate time: Less than 1 year ago / 1-3 years ago / 3-5 years ago / Over 5 years agoHow old are you?Circle the appropriate age: 18-21 / 21-24 / 24-27 / 27-30 / 30-33
  2. 2. Expectations This section will explore how young people feel they have achieved and what they expect of the future.Have you achieved any of the following? *Select all the relevant options below Got a degree Got a stable job Got my own house Got married Got childrenHow important is achieving each of these are to you? *1= not important at all & 5= very important 1 2 3 4 5 Got a degree Got a stable jobGot my own house Got married Got childrenWhat the five things that you would like to achieve in your life before 40? *Describe each of these briefly andthen rate how important each of these are to you? (1= not important at all & 5=very important)1. What type of expectations do young people have about how they can make a living when they join yourprogramme? (How) do these change by the time they’ve completed it?2.The labour market has radically changed – not just in how difficult it is to find a job, but how the type of work is sodifferent from what previous generations went into.3.4.5.Why are these important for you to achieve? *Describe briefly based on the answers to the questions above1.2.3.4.
  3. 3. 5. Emotions This section explores how young people cope emotionally with making a living.How do you cope emotionally with your work situation to make a living? *Select all relevant options Look for every opportunity to improve my work situation Get inspired by others making a successful living Try & understand my work situation Lower my expectations about my career Feel scared of what to do Feel overwhelmed Dont deal with it Give up work Blame myself Blame others Feel excluded from society Other:What makes you feel that way? *Describe briefly based on your answers from the question aboveWe’ve found that young people cope in different ways – emotionally & practically – to try and make a living. Somepeople are overwhelmed or blame themselves while others look for every opportunity to improve. How do yourprogrammes adapt to helping young people who cope in different ways to cope with their situation? How do theirattitudes change over the course of being involved in your programmes?How important is it that young people can feel good about what they want to do for a living? How does X help themdo that?
  4. 4. How much do you think your work situation is also experienced by other people? *Select one of the optionsCircle the most appropriate: Not at all / Not very / Somewhat / Mostly / Very muchHow much do you think other people around you understand your work situation? *Select one of the optionsCircle the most appropriate: Not at all / Not very well / Somewhat / Well / Very Well Support The next section explores how young people cope practically to make a living and what support they look for.Why did you choose the name XWhat motivated your organisation to develop the approach it has to supporting young people?Looking at the organisation’s values, how important is that your organisation believes in X?You talk about X. Why are these traits important to help people cope with trying to make a living?How does the work you and your organisation help young people try and make a living through xMany people argue that young people should be happy with getting any job. What motivated you to start aprogramme to help young people do X?Your organisation helps groups of young people do X. What are the skills they learn & develop during thatprocess?What types of support would you recommend people wanting to do X try and access?Your organisation provides X . How do you think that helps them develop their motivation & confidence todevelop their skills further?What is the project that youve been involved in that youve found the most inspiring? How did it inspire you?What has surprised you the most about the impact your projects have had?Do you know if/how their attitudeschange over the course of being involved in your programmes?How does working in an organisation full of young people affect the way it achieves its mission of supporting otheryoung people?You were involved in X. How has this helped you cope with trying to make a living?What would you say to people who feel scared, overwhelmed or excluded because they haven’t yet found a job?
  5. 5. How important do you think each of these types of support are to helping young people in precarious /difficult work situations make a living? *1 = not important at all & 5 = very important 1 2 3 4 5 Local council Jobcentre State benefits Charities or NGOs Family FriendsSchool or university friends Colleagues Neighbours Online social networks Online support groups Local support groups Community centres Youth clubs Other
  6. 6. Attitudes This section explores the effect of the young peoples work situation on their attitudes on different aspects of society.How has working in a youth-led organisation and working on projects with young people to develop greenjobs affected your attitude on the following?Your relationships with othersYour neighbourhoodYour cityPublic servicesPoliticsSocietyEuropeWhat people / organisations would you recommend we interview to understand better how young peoplecope with trying to make a living?