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9. Parental Information


Careermap is an online career resource that provides live post-16 opportunities, such as apprenticeship vacancies, college courses, university and graduate options. We also offer career advice and guidance so young people can make well-informed decisions to enhance their futures!

Check out 1000’s of live opportunities here.


Careerometer can be used to explore and compare information about occupations, help you learn about different roles and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as a description of the role.

Type in the title of the job you are interested in and you will get a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.

You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

Would you like to find out more information on Labour Market Information? Click the link below to find out more and to complete the Skillsometer Quiz.

Explore LMI data – LMI For All

Talking Futures Parental Engagement Campaign

Gatsby has launched a Talking Futures campaign – a website of resources dedicated to help parents have meaningful career conversations with their children. The new and improved website for parents includes three new inspiring films that demonstrate the value of parental support when it comes to career conversations.  The parents of Olympic swimmer Becky Adlington, JLS band member JB Gill, and the ‘Essex Barrister’ Alexandra Wilson, talk about how having regular career conversations with their child helped to define the working lives they went on to have. Through the films – and wider campaign – it is hoped they will encourage other parents to do the same. By visiting the Talking Futures website, parents can find the information and resources they need to have informed conversations with their own children.

National Careers Week 2023

March 6 – March 11

National Careers Week runs from the 6th to the 11th of March 2023 and aims to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges.

The event is founded by a number of volunteers with a combined wealth of experience from the Education, Business and Careers Guidance sectors and is run as a not for profit organisation.

National Careers Week is targeted at improving the level of careers education in schools and colleges, with evidence showing at government level that this is an area that needs improvement in order to ensure that future generations will benefit from quality, meaningful interactions that will help them to understand the links between courses, skills and the pathways they open up.

The NCW has lots of resources online including a virtual careers fair:

Watch the video for more information:

Have a read of the Parents’ Guide to Careers too!