Our research shows that parents serve as a major influence in the lives of young people and their future career success. The level of parental support and engagement a young person receives has a direct link to post-school outcomes however over a quarter of parents say that they do not help their children find a career as they lack confidence in their knowledge of the job and education landscape moving into the new decade.
A Year13 survey of 300 parents asked them when they started actively looking at career options for their child. 29% revealed that they leave it completely up to their child, 23% said they only start considering career options in Year 10, while only 20% said they helped consistently throughout their child’s life.
However, Year13’s After the ATAR report showed that while 48% of young people still relied on their parents as their most-trusted source of career information, 90% of parents said they did not feel confident in their knowledge of the career paths that the future will hold.