Careers: Information and Resources for Parents and Carers

Raising the Participation Age

All young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. This doesn’t have to mean staying in school. Students can choose to study or train in any of the following ways:

  • Stay on full-time in a school, college or with a training provider (many young people also do a part time job alongside this).
  • Work or volunteer full-time, together with part-time accredited education or training.
  • Take up an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Useful information can be found on the following website links:

Job Exploration

Labour Market Information

Work Experience
Job Applications (CVs, applications and interviews)

Jobs and Apprenticeships
Employability Skills
Apprenticeship Guide for Parents (

For more information about Apprenticeships, click on the document below:

Essex Apprenticeships Guide, click on the link;

University Guide for Parents (

Volunteering and Social Action

Careers Bulletins

The Careers team will publish termly bulletins on any new information and opportunities for students and parents. This will be available on the website and sent home via email.

Please use the links below to explore useful information for parents and carers: