About This Site - Careers Advice for Parents and Young People

Meet the people behind CA4P

Carolyn Parry

A languages graduate in French and Italian, the first 17 years of Carolyn’s career were spent in property, publishing and software as a sales and marketing specialist. She has worked in both SMEs and in a FTSE 250 European software house where she was responsible for group corporate communications.

Her own career crisis led to her becoming a University Careers Adviser and more recently a Director of Employability where she put her passion to work helping others identify their own potential and make effective choices resulting in happy working lives.

She is an award winning Careers Adviser, a national career coaching trainer for AGCAS, certified life coach and trained in a range of techniques and tools including emotional intelligence profiling, neuro-linguistic programming and Belbin team role theory. She is responsible for the marketing and programme development of Career Alchemy. For more please see www.linkedin.com.

Rhys Parry

An electronic engineer by training, Rhys has more than 30 years’ software development and project management experience in the software industry for companies such as Helwett Packard and Easams. In this context he recruited and managed teams in excess of 100 people.

A change of career led him to spending over a decade as a teaching fellow in a UK top 15 computer science department in a British University.

He now divides his time between the IT, Finance and QA elements of Career Alchemy and supporting Welsh rugby. For more please see Rhys’s profile on www.linkedin.com

Consultants and Associates​

Olymbia Petrou – Diversity and HR Specialist

With a background in business, diversity and HR, Olymbia has worked for public sector organisations, SMEs, charities, as well as owned and run her own businesses.

A fully-qualified business and executive coach, Olymbia particularly enjoys working with diverse groups on the unique challenges they face. Her humanistic coaching approach can help with any challenges or self-limiting beliefs that may be getting in the way, and by eliciting and nurturing individual skills and strengths, can help unlock and focus individuals on achieving their full potential and goals which make sense for them.

Olymbia also delivers diversity, business and HR consultancy to support organisations, individuals and businesses with practical and supportive solutions through her company Electra Business Services Ltd.

Interested in working with us as an associate?

If you are passionate about career coaching and are looking for a new opportunity to do what you love, then why not contact us today to find out more.

Interested in working with us as a client?

We run a range of different programmes and services, all designed to help you put the sunshine in your career.

Careers Advice for Parents helps parents, carers and support workers to start a conversation with a child about choosing a career. With suggestions and definitions around money, higher education, apprenticeships, gap years, qualifications and job search this site provides lots of information to help you to support young people.

Southampton City Council

It's a terrific website so I have no hesitation in recommending it to parents.

Chris Jones,  Careers Adviser,  Yorkshire

An excellent website offering advice and information on all aspects of careers and how you can support your child.

Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield

If you are a parent carer looking for information and advice about possible career options for your young person with SEND, take a look at the Careers Advice for Parents website. It contains a lot of helpful, clear and well set out guidelines, along with some useful links.

Wiltshire Parent Carer Association

An excellent resource for parents.

Sarah Forsyth Freelance Careers Consultant

Careers Advice for Parents, Parental Guidance and the National Careers Service all serve as a useful starting point offering guidance and signposting parents to both free and paid-for services.

Virginia Isaac, CEO, Inspiring Futures Foundation

I have created a link on our school website to your site as I think it is fantastic and the most informative and up to date website out there.

Lawnswood School, Leeds

I recently found this interesting and helpful new website. No it's not for parents who are looking for new careers themselves, but for parents who want to know how to help their youngster with career choices.

Cavendish School, Hemel Hempstead

There is an excellent website available for parents and students to view, offering advice and information on careers and career options.

Stoke Park School, Coventry

Careers Advice for Parents helps parents, carers and support workers to start a conversation with a child about choosing a career. With suggestions and definitions around money, higher education, apprenticeships, gap years, qualifications and job search this site provides lots of information to help you to support young people.

Southampton City Council

It's a terrific website so I have no hesitation in recommending it to parents.

Chris Jones,  Careers Adviser,  Yorkshire

An excellent website offering advice and information on all aspects of careers and how you can support your child.

Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield

If you are a parent carer looking for information and advice about possible career options for your young person with SEND, take a look at the Careers Advice for Parents website. It contains a lot of helpful, clear and well set out guidelines, along with some useful links.

Wiltshire Parent Carer Association

An excellent resource for parents.

Sarah Forsyth Freelance Careers Consultant

Careers Advice for Parents, Parental Guidance and the National Careers Service all serve as a useful starting point offering guidance and signposting parents to both free and paid-for services.

Virginia Isaac, CEO, Inspiring Futures Foundation

I have created a link on our school website to your site as I think it is fantastic and the most informative and up to date website out there.

Lawnswood School, Leeds

I recently found this interesting and helpful new website. No it's not for parents who are looking for new careers themselves, but for parents who want to know how to help their youngster with career choices.

Cavendish School, Hemel Hempstead

There is an excellent website available for parents and students to view, offering advice and information on careers and career options.

Stoke Park School, Coventry

Careers Advice for Parents helps parents, carers and support workers to start a conversation with a child about choosing a career. With suggestions and definitions around money, higher education, apprenticeships, gap years, qualifications and job search this site provides lots of information to help you to support young people.

Southampton City Council

It's a terrific website so I have no hesitation in recommending it to parents.

Chris Jones,  Careers Adviser,  Yorkshire

An excellent website offering advice and information on all aspects of careers and how you can support your child.

Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield

If you are a parent carer looking for information and advice about possible career options for your young person with SEND, take a look at the Careers Advice for Parents website. It contains a lot of helpful, clear and well set out guidelines, along with some useful links.

Wiltshire Parent Carer Association

An excellent resource for parents.

Sarah Forsyth Freelance Careers Consultant

Careers Advice for Parents, Parental Guidance and the National Careers Service all serve as a useful starting point offering guidance and signposting parents to both free and paid-for services.

Virginia Isaac, CEO, Inspiring Futures Foundation

I have created a link on our school website to your site as I think it is fantastic and the most informative and up to date website out there.

Lawnswood School, Leeds

I recently found this interesting and helpful new website. No it's not for parents who are looking for new careers themselves, but for parents who want to know how to help their youngster with career choices.

Cavendish School, Hemel Hempstead

There is an excellent website available for parents and students to view, offering advice and information on careers and career options.

Stoke Park School, Coventry