Careers Information for Parents/Carers
Parents & Carers:
Parents and carers are welcome to refer their child for an appointment at any time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an appointment for them. Typically careers appointments take place for all Year 11s, and all Year 12s on a voluntary basis. Additional appointments are available by request.
The school recommends the following tools to assist with making choices:
https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/ – typically this will be completed in Year 9 but sometimes students miss the lesson. The Licence Code can be obtained via email@example.com. We recommend parents / carers doing this with your child, as we cannot supervise every student individually to ensure the process is carried out methodically and with time taken to read everything. The outcomes of this programme will be referred to in Year 11 careers interviews and therefore is vital to ensure it is fully and thoroughly completed, with attention given to every question and the extra information displayed in the i icon after every question. Make sure that they have completed the second set of questions after the first 50, where they will be given a list of careers to look at. That is not yet complete, however, go back to the left-hand column hyperlinks and click “My assessments” to drop-down the sub-menus and click on “MyFuture”, then click “Complete My Future”. If they have already completed all the questions it will populate this option instead as “Review MyFuture”, giving them the chance to edit their answers.
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship – searching for apprenticeships
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/ – to compare higher education institutions
https://digital.ucas.com/search – to find higher education courses
https://www.ucas.com/connect/videos#js=on – video guides on applying for higher education
https://studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk/ – information about student finance
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-loans-tuition-fees-changes/ – the reality about student loans (or should it be called “graduate tax”?)
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-loan-parental-contribution-tool/ – Parent Money Matters (planning for Higher Education Costs)
https://digital.top100graduateemployers.com/view/153459/ – a useful insight into graduate careers potential
https://targetjobs.co.uk/uk300 – a useful insight into graduate careers potential from Target Jobs of the Top 300 Graduate Employers, using different research methods to The Times list (Guardian sponsored)
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b57fee6f#/b57fee6f/1 – The School Leaver 200 most popular employers for school leavers, including jobs, apprenticeships and other opportunities.
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9058c6ab?fbclid=IwAR1WOmvn_OMWvCi1_ls89O-7NLOW8E_zESIxAnnjX8Qho3l6fmcExD4_Wns#/9058c6ab/1 . – The Parents’ Careers Guide – for parents of 15 to 18 year olds
Contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Mark Hannington RCDP
Careers and Higher Education Advisor
Poole Grammar School: Gravel Hill | Poole | Dorset | BH17 9JU
01202 692132 (extension 269)