Career Planning

Top Tips on choosing science subjects

The Science Council has published this very sensible advice to help with choosing subjects.  Among the ideas are: Visiting www.futuremorph.org to see where your child’s subject choices could take them. Get them to have a go at the ‘What Might You Be?’ game....

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Post-16 Options ~ It Pays to be Careful

One of the big issues for young people and parents today in trying to decide on the next step after school is the problem of marketing.  Schools,  FE colleges,  training providers and universities are all competing to attract “customers” onto their programmes....

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Ten Ways Parents Can Help With Career Planning

As they make choices and plans for the future, young people need support from the people who know them best - their families. There are many ways that parents can provide help and encouragement. Here are my top ten tips: Talk to your daughter/son about careers they...

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Eleven Career Management Skills

Our distant cousins in Australia have thought long and hard about the career management life skills that young people need to develop with the help of their parents,  teachers and local communities. The result is a list of eleven "competencies" (just a fancy word for...

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Apprenticeships offer great opportunities for high achievers

For high achievers there are now great alternatives to following the well-trodden path of a university degree  –  particularly, though not exclusively, for those with an interest in engineering, science and technology. Here are just some examples of high-quality...

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Parents and teachers struggle to provide careers advice.

In recent years, there has been considerable investment in vocational qualifications and career opportunities for young people – including the introduction of higher apprenticeships and a new technical baccalaureate – that will provide an alternative career path  for...

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How to Find an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are offered by a wide range of employers and you'll find them advertised on the Government's official Find an Apprenticeship website, other sites and sometimes in local newspapers and through local colleges and training providers. Finding an...

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