Information For Parents
Helping your child with career decisions:
Below are some websites that are helpful for careers exploration and research;
National Careers Week 2023 – please click here for more information
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.
Careers advice for Parents & Guardians
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.
Future study options, current careers labour market:
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