Welcome to Careers Advice For Parents

Your Careers Advice website
led by the UK’s top Careers Adviser and Coach.

Welcome to Careers Advice For Parents

Your Careers Advice website led by the UK’s top Careers Adviser and Coach.

Choosing Futures

Helping teens to decide on their future can seem more of a challenge now than ever whether you are a parent, a carer or a teacher. But don’t worry, professional help is on hand right here. So, whether you are worrying about advising your teen, helping them with choosing their career path, wanting sources of information and help, keen to look at different sectors, want help with understanding choices at 16 or choices at 18, or exploring taking a gap year, you’ve come to the right place – even if your teen has special needs to consider.

Learning and Training

Careers Advice for Parents, Carers and Teachers will demystify learning and training options for you, whether you need qualifications explained, to get to grips with what foundation learning means, or need apprenticeships explained, everything you need is right here. And we give you the low down on university options and money matters, distance learning as an option and where to go for help with business start-up training if your teen is beginning to look like the next winner of the Apprentice!

Getting into Work

Once you have helped your teen to know what direction they want to go in, we can help you help them with understanding the job market, understanding skills that employers want most, and explaining work experience options. And we provide some job search tips and insights into how to do well in applications and interviews. We also offer some strategies for helping them to get going if they are unemployed, support for starting work and some career development strategies once they are in work.

Help your teen plan their career

With only 17% of 14-19-year-olds receiving high-quality careers advice at school, it’s little wonder that 70 percent of teenagers turn to their parents for careers help. But if, like over half of parents and carers, and many teachers too, the thought of this fills you with dread, stay calm – there’s first class help is on hand with our very own INSPiRED Teenager video programme, launching shortly.

Created and delivered by our Lead Coach, Carolyn Parry, UK Careers Adviser/Career Coach of the Year 2017, it comes complete with exercises, e-books and facilitator guide to help you ensure that your teen creates an authentic, happy and successful working life.

Understanding Accountancy Qualifications

If you are considering a career in accountancy it can be  confusing that there are various qualifications and professional bodies vying for your attention. All the accountancy qualifications cover some of the same subject matter (accountancy strangely enough!) but...

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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