It's important you talk to your child about jobs that interest them. You can help them to research different careers or find out skills and qualifications needed to do certain jobs and be a positive influence on your child's choices.
How to help
To help your child to think about different choices, you can encourage them to:
talk about their career ideas and future plans
research various careers
know about options available in education, employment and training
discuss ideas and options with teachers or careers advisers at school or college
find out about training, college, and university entrance requirements as well as what is needed for jobs they are interested in
develop their skills by taking part in clubs and activities, both within and outside of school - this will help them when they are applying for courses or jobs
find out about the world of work through work experience and extra-curricular activities by talking to relatives and family friends about the kinds of work they do
go to careers events their school organises.
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