Careers Information for Parents
As a parent, you are incredibly influential when it comes to the decisions your child makes in all areas of their lives and that is especially true when it comes to their education and careers. We know that the choices, which are open to your child today, may be very different from when you were in their position and you may feel as if you’re unsure about what advice to offer.
We want to try and make it as easy as possible for you to talk to your child about their options confidently and know that the information you have is as accurate and as up to date as possible.
Benefits of Parental Involvement
Children have better self-esteem, are more self-disciplined, and show higher aspirations and motivation toward school. Children tend to achieve more, regardless of ethnic or racial background, socioeconomic status, or parents’ education level. Children generally achieve better grades and have better attendance. Research indicates that when students feel supported and loved by their parents, they have more confidence in their own ability to research careers and to choose a career that would be interesting and exciting.
Careers Themes by Year Group
Frequently Asked Questions
Can parents attend careers guidance appointments?
Yes. Parents are more than welcome to attend. Please contact Miss Dosanjh and she will make suitable arrangements.
How long do careers guidance appointments last?
This will vary depending on the year group of the student but typically between 30 minutes and an hour.
Will there be notes taken?
A pathway plan will be produced at the end of the meeting and emailed to the student. This can also be emailed to parents upon request.
Where to Start for Careers Information Advice & Guidance
National Careers Week have developed an outstanding resource to support parents in ‘steering’ their son/daughter towards the correct job/career.
Follow this link for more information regarding how to obtain a copy of National Careers Week’s free 12 page ‘A Guide for Parents: Steering your teenager toward a job and career’.
Information from the National Careers Service
Follow the link below for parental guidance from the National Careers Service.
NCS Resources for Parents
Advice and Guidance from the Careers Writers Association
Follow the link below for parental guidance from the Careers Writers Association, with invaluable support for parents trying to guide their son/daughter.
“Research indicates that when students feel supported and loved by their parents/carers, they have more confidence in their own ability to research careers and to choose a career”
Careers Information for Students
A CV is a concise summary of your qualifications, skills and experience. It is a key marketing document that is often your first opportunity to get that interview! Unfortunately, busy employers receive a large number of CVs and may only spend 30 seconds reviewing each one in order to shortlist, so your CV needs to make a good impression.
While there isn’t one way to write a CV, remember that the key objective is to make it easy for the employer to see how you meet their requirements. Ensure your CV does
just that by having a clear and professional format, tailored to the specific job and
providing evidence of relevant skills and qualities.
Follow the link giving advice and guidance on writing a CV.
https://successatschool.org (CV Template)
Follow the link to have a go at filling out the CV proforma.
https://successatschool.org (CV Proforma)
Jobs and Careers Links
Current local vacancies and guidance
Local area prospectus
The Guardian’s interactive university league table guide
Information on options after you leave school.
Not sure on next steps?
A-Z of all things careers from jobs to apply to a job
This website allows you to explore what you could do with your degree
National Apprenticeship Guide
The apprenticeship Guide
Careers Information for Employers
The Hart School is committed to preparing students for the world of work. Miss Dosanjh is the schools Careers Leader and is dedicated to building a careers curriculum that supports students in being competitive candidates for jobs, apprenticeships, college courses, sixth forms and universities places.
Moving forward in line with local economic growth, The Hart School is proud to be working with Amazon.
Amazon will be supporting the delivery of CIAG across all year groups and will also include provision for tours of the factory for all students as well as working with Faculty Directors to produce/ deliver work related lessons to ensure students understand how subjects are relevant to the real world.
Miss Dosanjh will be running employer breakfasts twice a year to allow networking and developing of those all-important relationships. If you would like to be kept informed of the next date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title ‘Employer Breakfast’.
If you are keen to work with The Hart School and support our CIAG and aspirations work, helping to inspire the next generation of workers, get in touch – our door is always open.
“If you are keen to work with The Hart School and support our CIAG and aspirations work, helping to inspire the next generation of workers, get in touch – our door is always open.”