Information For Parents
Helping your child with career decisions:
Below are some websites that are helpful for careers exploration and research;
It is never too early to start to explore the many different careers choices available. Below is a selection of websites which will help you to find out about the different pathways you can take and the many, different careers available within each sector.
Success at School
Success at School are starting a parents newsletter – useful sign-up-link for parents. They are creating a guide to help parents and carers steer their children through the confusing world of careers choices. The full guide will be out next academic year – but a preview version to help you as lockdown continues can be obtained by signing up to their special mailing list for parents. This link to a special sign-up form explaining the eBook: https://mc.successatschool.org/parents-ebook
Apprenticeships are an alternative pathway that you could pursue either directly after leaving school or as an alternative to university. As an apprentice you earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Apprentices receive training to gain nationally recognised qualifications. The benefits of apprenticeships include:
- earning a salary
- getting paid holidays
- receiving training
- gaining industry standard qualifications.
- learning job-specific skills.
Apprenticeships are not for everyone, but if you have a clear idea of an industry or sector you want to work in they are a good destination choice. Please use the below resources to find out more about apprenticeships.
National Apprenticeship Service: Parents’ and Career’s Apprenticeship Information Pack