Parents’ Guide to Career Planning
How can I help my child with their future career plans?
As a parent there is a lot you can do to support your child and help them find the career that is right for them. Encourage them to:
Talk to them
Talk about their career ideas and future plans, get them to think about where they’d like to work
Research a range of careers and jobs that maybe interested in using the National Career Service website
Find out about entry requirements for college, university courses, apprenticeships or jobs they are interested in
Support them to develop their skills through, encourage them to have interests. This will help them when they areapplying for courses or jobs.
Enourage them to find out about the world of work through work experience opportunities
Who can apply for a Traineeship?
You can apply for a traineeship if you’re:
Eligible to work in England
Have little or no work experience but are motivated to work
Aged 16 to 24 – or 25 with an EHC plan – and qualified below level 3
Applications for Traineeships are open throughout the year. Some employers only hire at certain times, but as the programmes are quite short a majority of employers hire cohorts across the year.
What does a Traineeship include?
Traineeships are free. The cost of training is given directly to training providers by the government. A traineeship isn’t a job and employers are not required to pay you for the work placement.
Support to improve your English and maths if you need it
An interview for an apprenticeship or job if available, or an exit interview with written feedback
You may get:
Expenses for transport and meals from your employer
Financial support for travel, childcare or a disability from your training provider
Support from your local Jobcentre Plus if you are eligible for work benefits