2014 - Careers Advice for Parents and Young People
Choosing Between Sixth Form and College

Choosing Between Sixth Form and College

In the previous article I talked about the perils of marketing hype in relation to career decisions.  Much of the “information” that is put before young people is actually advertising in support of a particular post-school option. This may not be that...
Work Shadowing Opportunity for Disabled Young People

Work Shadowing Opportunity for Disabled Young People

Would your disabled daughter or son be interested in a work shadow opportunity? Community Service Volunteers (CSV) are looking for young people with disabilities to take part in their new work shadow project. This programme is supported by the Office for Disability...
What does a Town Planner do?

What does a Town Planner do?

Town planners are involved in shaping our towns, cities and rural areas. They prepare long-term plans, make proposals for new developments and examine the proposals of others. The work of a town planner may include: visiting sites to assess the effects of developments...
What does a Radiographer do?

What does a Radiographer do?

There are two types of radiographer. Diagnostic radiographers deal with patients with a variety of injuries and illnesses. They assess patients’ needs before using a range of sophisticated equipment to produce images to diagnose the injury or disease....
What if I get a D or E grade in Core GCSE Subjects?

What if I get a D or E grade in Core GCSE Subjects?

Some young people might not ask that question but their parents probably will!   What does “core subject” mean? This is one of those questions where it depends who you ask. The basic idea is that there are certain subjects that are so important that they are...
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