Supporting pupils in understanding and preparing for their future working lives have been longstanding aims of formal education provisions. Yet, these need reconsideration in light of recent technological advances and the resulting automation forecast for certain types of non-routine as well as routine occupations. Consequently, the specific type(s) of occupations contemporary school pupils and subgroups pursue will likely be associated with differential occupational pursuit risks. This research aims to estimate the extent to which the career aspirations of primary and secondary school pupils indicate they are aspiring to occupations at risk of automation and to infer the subgroups facing the greatest risks. This question was investigated by means of a secondary data analysis using recent UK and international survey data on school pupils' career aspirations (aged 7-11 and 13-18 years old) and probability statistics on job computerisation.

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