Advice for Parents

Careers advice is not just for young people, parents/carers also need support to help their children make tough and challenging decisions.

Careers Advice for Parents is a website that has been set up by careers professionals and recommended by the UK Career Development Institute. 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 careers prospects.

The National Careers Service is also a good, reliable source of impartial advice and guidance. Their helpline telephone number is: 0800 100 900.

The Government have also published a site called Finding an apprenticeship-Gov.uk which has good advice on apprenticeships.

Colleges, training providers and sixth forms usually have open evenings beginning in October/November time and we advise you to attend these with your child. Check individual websites for dates. Apprenticeships usually become available from January onwards.