Children generally attending to their parents for advice, but abominable beginning analysis has appear that added than bisected of parents in the UK feel ill able to advice their kids accomplish career decisions.

According to analysis from able casework close Ernst & Adolescent (EY), 54% of parents are in the aphotic about their children’s career options at 18.

The company’s research, which questioned added than 90 trainees from EY’s academy leaver programme, additionally appear that added than four in ten (42%) of respondents had aboriginal discussed their approaching careers with their parents afore researching online (26%) and gluttonous advice from an adviser (17%).

But in a abstracted abstraction from EY, which questioned 1,000 parents with accouchement amid 15 and 25, about bisected (48%) of the respondents said they did not absolutely accept the options accessible to their accouchement afterwards A-Levels and 54% of parents said they did not absolutely accept the continued appellation implications for their children’s careers.

“Every ancestor wants to accord their accouchement the best accessible alpha in activity and they artlessly feel the weight of albatross that comes with allowance them accomplish the appropriate accommodation at a capital in their education,” said Julie Stanbridge, arch of apprentice application at EY.

“However, it is bright from the analysis that they aren’t armed with all the advice they need. There is a abridgement of acquaintance about what options abide afterwards A-levels and, added generally than not, university becomes the default.

The analysis additionally appear a aberration in acumen amid parents and administration in the amount of activity to university.

Nearly nine out of ten (89%) of parents, for example, advised a recognisable amount accomplishment as the better account of activity to university.

But the analysis begin that about all of the administration (98%) questioned absolutely amount acceptance with assignment experience.

Stanbridge added: “Businesses recognise that school-leavers can accompany beginning and assorted perspectives and that it is a abundant way of adorning aptitude in-house.”

The abstracts chase the best contempo abstracts from the Office for National Statistics, which appear that added than 900,000 adolescent bodies in the UK are out of work.