Careers information for parents

As a parent you are one of the most influential people in your child’s life and in the best possible position to support your child as they consider their future, review their options and make choices.

We have a Careers Programme providing education, information, advice and guidance. Our careers programme operates to the highest national standards – including Gatsby benchmarks and the Career Development Institute’s learning areas for careers, education, information and guidance.

View our Careers Programme calendar.

We realise it can be challenging to know how to ask the right questions, you may want to start with their interests, skills, abilities, values, and knowledge of the world of work.  There are organisations who offer advice and support to parents at various stages of your child’s career pathway.

Helping your child to choose a career

There’s lots to consider; what does the job involve? Does it suit your skills? How much will you earn? How many jobs will there be in the future?

Labour Market Information provides you with information about both our local area and the UK as a whole.  An awareness of LMI can help provide you with the information required to help your child make a realistic decision based on:

  • Job availability
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Skills Gaps
  • Growth Sectors
  • Hours of work
  • Wage Rates


You could use the Careerometer below to explore and compare key information about occupations. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Useful Links for Parents