It’s difficult to know at any age what career or job you want, but helping advise and inform a young person about pathways into work can be a real challenge. The prospect of helping your child decide what they want to do can be particularly daunting. You may feel you’re not up to date on the latest education and training options available, or you might not be sure what skills and experiences employers are looking for now. We have compiled a post-16 careers guide for parents and carers that is designed to help.

Taking you step-by-step, we’ll help you understand the important decisions and milestones facing young people as they progress through school, college and further education or training until they successfully transition into the world of work. This guide will explain what jobs will be in demand in the future, the difference between university and an apprenticeship, the importance of work experience and how your child can get it, and everything you need to know about applying for jobs today. This guide was produced in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company.

Contents of the report:

  • The future of work
  • Key decisions in your child’s future
  • The options including volunteering, work experience and apprenticeships
  • Useful resources/links

Download the guide below:

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