The UK has a shockingly high level of youth unemployment - over a million at the last count, reports small business accountants Harris & Co.
But new research indicates that teenagers want to be musicians, actors, teachers and police but have no interest in hospitality, care, administration or management - the very areas were they are most likely to find a job. A study of 13-18 year olds found that there was no overlap between the jobs young people wanted to do and the jobs likely to be available.
Acting was the most popular job for 13 and 14 year olds.
Over a fifth of 15 and 16 year olds, wanted to work in culture, media or sport - but these only represent 2.4% of jobs in the economy.