Careers Information for Parents
As a parent /carer 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 options and make choices.
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.
The college has a Careers Programme providing education, information, advice and guidance to all young people.
Our Careers Programme meets Gatsby benchmarks and the Career Development Institute’s learning areas for careers, education, information and guidance.
Helping your child to choose a career using Labour Market Information (LMI)
There is a lot to consider when choosing a career; 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 labour market information 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