Being young is not what it used to be. Whereas when our parents graduated they were a very special breed with opportunities aplenty, now graduates often have to work for free, just to get enough experience to be considered for an interview.

In fairness, I think it's always been tough, but this article, coupled with a lot of recent media attention around careers and the skills gap, got me thinking that in a world where your social media profile picture can put off a potential employer, there are so many more hurdles to jump over for young people to achieve their ambitions. 

This particular story shows us some of the youngest achievers. Is it sheer talent? Is it better opportunities? Support from schools, teachers, parents etc? Whilst not everyone would want to be mayor at 19, it goes to show what determination and drive can achieve and makes for some pretty inspiring reading.