Information for Parents.

Helping your child with career decisions:

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

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, the success at school website includes electronic versions of all 18 of their Gatsby Subject Guides free for parents and students to access from home – click here to access them.

Apprenticeship Information – Parent Pack December 2019

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

Success at school are starting a parents newsletter – useful sign-up-link for parents.

Future study options, current careers labour market:

The links below will help you

www.startprofile.com

U-explore

www.eclips-online.co.uk

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/

 

Unifrog:

In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we use Unifrog an award-winning, online careers platform. All students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 now have access to this excellent website. For more information please click here.

We have also set up a parent login so that you can use Unifrog as if you were a student yourself, allowing you to truly support your child. The form code you need is: parentserdington and you can sign up here: www.unifrog.org/code