Skills and employability

Supporting young people

Parents and carers have an important influence on their child’s career aspirations and the choices they make. We wanted to share information to help you to support young people with their jobs and careers.

When young people are at school, they’ll have access to careers guidance and access to a qualified careers adviser. You can find out more through the school.

You can also help by:

  • talking to your child about what their interested in, what they are good at and what ideas they have about what they’d like to do.
  • helping them to research their options
  • supporting them to attend open days and events.
  • making sure they get independent, impartial careers guidance from a qualified careers adviser.

Careers advice and guidance for parents

Find out more about what young people need to know in terms of education, training, and work.

Advice and guidance from Youth Employment UK