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Useful websites

Please find below a list of useful websites and resources which may help you to support your child’s career decisions.

Impartial careers guidance for young people

Guidance for parents

  • http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/:  A website for parents and carers designed by an experienced, independent career development professional.
  • http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/: A website for parents and carers.  The contributors to this website are experienced professionals in the field of careers guidance.
  • Careermag https://careermap.co.uk/careermag/ aims to connect students and their parents with quality advice and guidance. The magazine includes:
    • Top tips for parents
    • What does diversity mean to you?
    • Creative careers, creative thinking
    • Gender and social stereotyping
    • Myth busting careers
    • Apprenticeship opportunities
    • Financing university

Other Resources

  • Kudos (via http://www.cascaid.co.uk/) – A programme which helps students to identify their skills and interests. There are also videos showing real life workplaces.  The licence code for Longsands is idearole16
  • The Job Explorer Database (JED) has information, searches and quizzes to help students find out more about hundreds of jobs.
  • Students will be sent updates on the latest apprenticeship information, regional college open days and other impartial information and guidance via Doddle.

Careers – Parents Guide-eBook