Academy Life

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

Parent Information Pack – January 2024:

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.

Parents & Carers Guide

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