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

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:

Future study options, current careers labour market:

The links below will help you



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