Information For Parents

Information for Parents

Helping your child with career decisions:

Below are some websites that are helpful for careers exploration and research;

Parent Information Pack – November 2020:

Please click here for the latest apprenticeship information & advice for parents, supported by The National Apprenticeship Service.

My Choices – Information and Support from Birmingham’s Careers Hub: 

For information please click here.

Careers Exploration:

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

Parents & Carers Guide 

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

www.Icould.com

www.careersadviceforparents.org

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

Future study options, current careers labour market:

The links below will help you

www.startprofile.com

U-explore

www.eclips-online.co.uk

Apprenticeships:

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

http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/apprenticeships-training/higher-apprenticeships

https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/

https://www.thebigchoice.com/

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/