Careers Guidance

The education and careers landscape is ever changing. As a parent/career, how can you best support your child as they make their choices?

One way to help is by getting involved with careers activities online or in school/college. The Career Share campaign encourages parents and carers across Sussex to tell students about their own career journeys through:

  • Making a video of your workplace
  • Virtual or in person chats
  • Speed networking
  • Mentoring
  • Work Experience
  • Teacher CPD
  • Careers Fairs
  • Assemblies.

For more information visit Get Career Confident.

Advice on how best to support your child with their career can be found at:

  • Target careers has excellent resources for parents
  • Careermag: advice and guidance for parents to download, or sign up for a regular newsletter.
  • Aspire Guide : Information, advice and guidance for parents and carers of sixth formers.
  • Careers advice for parents and carers of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, can be found at #creatingbetterfutures.
  • The Sussex Learning Network's guide to What's next at 14, 16 and 18 is aimed at parents and carers.
  • As you probably know, GCSEs in England are now graded from 9 to 1. Ofsted have resources to help parents, students, teachers and businesses to understand the changes.
  • EY Parentaship is an immersive workshop for parents and children together to discover careers of the future. Find out more here.
  • A toolkit for parents and carers of girls aged 12 to 16 from the Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) Education Association.

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