Information for Parents.

Helping your child with career decisions:

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

  1. 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.

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

www.Icould.com

www.cascaid.co.uk/kudos

www.eclips-online.co.uk

www.unifrog.org

www.careersadviceforparents.org

www.eclips-online.co.uk

Future study options, current careers labour market:

The links below will help you

www.startprofile.com

U-explore

www.eclips-online.co.uk

  1. Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are an alternative pathway that you could persue 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 they are a good destination choice. Please use the below resources to find out more about apprenticeships.

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/

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/