Parents – How to support your child’s future career choices

At Biddenham we understand the journey from year 7 to finishing school post 18 can be bewildering, for both you and your child. There are numerous decisions to be made – Key Stage 4 options, post 16 choices, and finally supporting your child’s choices for post 18.

There are many websites that offer advice, guidance and information on further education and careers.

Below are links to documents and websites which give useful information and guidance.

Parents advice for 14 – 16 year olds
The Parents Guide to Post 16 options
Parents advice for 16-18 year olds
Amazing apprenticeships parents-pack
A Parents Guides to Apprenticeships – fact sheet

Parent advisor – a website with advice for parents and carers about career options for their children.

If you would like further advice please email

Below are some helpful links which can support you, should you wish to do further research.

Every Wednesday the National Careers Service runs a live chat on social media where young people and others can ask questions and get advice on career options. The sessions run from 2pm to 4pm on Twitter and from 7pm to 9pm on Facebook. Links to the feeds are listed below.

Careers team

Meet the careers team

Where are they now?

 Get an insight into life after Biddenham

Employer Engagement

Just a selection of companies we work with


Careers, Employability and Enterprise Curriculum

Local Apprenticeship providers

Local Apprenticeship providers

Useful Career Links

Useful career links to make the next step