Posted by Aston Avery

Parents’ message to children as they make career choices

When it comes to careers, wealth and power are no longer in the dreams of young Brits.

According to new research from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation released today, young people want to turn their natural skills, hobbies and passions into a future job.

This aspirational shift comes as more than a quarter (27%) of young people aged 11 – 16 believe their parents do not like their jobs; asked why, over a third (36%) put this down to their parents not being passionate about what they do.

The survey shows this change in attitudes is causing a significant shift in the types of careers parents want their children to pursue.

Aston spoke to UK chief youth officer Jack Parsons and Lesley Thain, head of career programmes at Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

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