Advice for Parents

Many of us can feel out of our depth talking to our children about jobs and how to get started in a career. But, talking to your child really matters and can make a real difference to their future . A good start is to think about what motivates your child, what they’re good at and the skills which employers will find valuable. It is important to be aware that there are lots of careers out there that you may not know much about but you don’t need to. Hopefully the information on this page will help you to find some of the answers and to to learn about new options with your child.

The following websites are a good source of information to start to find answers to some of these questions. 

Careers Advice for Parents aims to give you an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.Careers Advice for ParentsThe National Careers Service

The Parent Advisor site is aimed at parents or guardians of young people who are faced with, or who will be faced with, making decisions about their options post 18. Parent Advisor information about all of the options Post 18, including apprenticeships and gap years, as well as Higher Education.The Parent Advisor

The National Careers Service is also a good, reliable source of impartial advice and guidance.The National Careers ServiceThe iCould website also provides a range of information that examines the range of choices available to young people at 16 and 18, these are specifically targeted at parents and carers.The iCould website