The new social mobility tsar James Caan has stated that parents should avoid helping their children to get jobs. He believes that too many parents are using their influence to help their sons and daughters get work experience at top companies and this is preventing them from standing on their own two feet, as well as blocking access to potential candidates from poorer backgrounds.
The former Dragon will be working to encourage companies to take on more people from less privileged backgrounds but he feels some of the responsibility lies with parents to enable their children to try (and possibly fail) without interference.
I’ve just got one question for James Caan, where does YOUR daughter work?
What do you think? Should your offspring be left to fend for themselves, or is a little bit of nepotism healthy?