As a parent, you are incredibly influential when it comes to the decisions your child makes in all areas of their lives and that is especially true when it comes to their education and careers. We know that the choices, which are open to your child today, may be very different from when you were in their position and you may feel as if you’re unsure about what advice to offer. There is a wealth of information available that can be both confusing and overwhelming so we wanted to signpost a few sources of reliable information that might help you to navigate your child’s choices more easily.
- Amazing Apprenticeships produce guides for Parents and Carers on a periodic basis throughout the year. The packs include lots of helpful hints and advice to support your child with their choices particularly when considering apprenticeships. The latest guide is linked here.
- Careermag for Parents connects students and their parents to the latest career and qualification routes available. We recognise that parents are one of the biggest influences on your teenagers’ early career decisions. When your teenager asks ‘What should I do next?’, it can be a daunting question for any parent. Careermag for Parents is here to help you understand teenagers’ options as well as dispelling industry myths and misconceptions along the way. For more details and to register https://careermap.co.uk/register-to-careermag/
- National Careers Week have developed a resource to support parents in ‘steering’ their son/daughter towards the correct job/career.
Follow this link for more information regarding how to obtain a copy of National Careers Week’s free 12 page ‘A Guide for Parents: Steering your teenager toward a job and career’.
- The Career Writers Association have also produced a guide for parents to help navigate some of the careers choices and pathways available to their children. https://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/help-information/getting-help-with-careers-where-to-start
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Icould.com https://icould.com/Young Professionals
Amazing Apprenticeships https://amazingapprenticeships.com/