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

At Biddenham, we understand the journey from starting in year 7 to finishing school post 18, can be bewildering, for both you and your child.  There are choices to make, at Key Stage 4 when making key stage 4 option choices, making post 16 decisions and finally supporting choices post 18 with your child

There are many websites out there with advice, guidance and information on careers and further education.

We have tried to break this into sections appropriate to your child’s age.


The Parents Guide to Post 16 options

Amazing apprenticeships parents-pack

Parents advice for 14 – 16 year olds

Parents advice for 16-18 year olds

Parent advisor – a website of advice for parents about career options for their children

There are some helpful links below, which should support you, should you wish to do further research.

National Careers

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.

A Parents Guides to Apprenticeships – fact sheet

If you would like further advice please email

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