71% of 14-19 year olds need more advice on careers
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A survey has found that nearly 91% of secondary school kids are worried or anxious about their future career choices, and that over 71% of 14-19 year olds want more guidance at school. The report, carried out by Studently.com, suggests that today’s secondary school students are not receiving the right support to make critical career decisions, causing more kids than ever before to become anxious about their futures and potential careers. Nearly 74% worry they will make the wrong decision and a very high 63% don’t think they will be good enough to do the job of their choice. These statistics show that more help and support is needed for kids towards the end of their secondary school careers in applying for jobs, making CVs, getting experience and earning money. News careers service Studently.com has been created by former UCAS Head of Information and Advice Emerson Osmond, and aims to combat these issues head on. The website, which launched today, will actively provide help and guidance to school children using visual, personality-based careers platform. As part of the study the team uncovered the biggest worries school children are experiencing, caused by lack of support and advice:
- Making the wrong decision and not being about to change it: 74%
- I won’t be good enough at the career I want to do: 63%
- Not making enough money: 47%
- Making a decision without the right information: 39%
- Being forced into a decision I’m not sure about: 29%
- My friends or family will disapprove: 18%
- I will have to move away from home: 10%
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