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.

Future study options, current careers labour market:

The links below will help you


  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.