Parents: Where to Start for Careers Information, Advice & Guidance
National Careers Week have deveoped an outstanding resource to support parents in 'steering' their son/daughter towards the correct job/career.
Follow this link for more informaiton 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'.
Download the document below for a general overview from Cascaid regarding how parents might start to help young people in terms of careers guidance.
Advice and Guidance from the Careers Writers Assocation
Follow the link below for parental guidance from the Careers Writers Association, with invaluable support for parents trying to guide their son/daughter.
Information from the National Careers Service
Follow the link below for parental guidance from the National Careers Service.
The Guardian University League Tables Interactive Tool
Follow the link below to use The Guardian's interactive university league table guide.
Guidance on applying for apprenticeships
Careers Guidance at CCHS
Cannock Chase High School employs a full-time careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) manager, Mrs Allen, who has been working in CIAG for 10 years and has achieved CIAG qualifications at levels 3, 4 and 6. She is passionate about ensuring students feel supported and informed when making decisions that impact their future.
Mrs Allen works with all year groups covering a range of themes that meet the needs of students. This is done through PHSE, assemblies, drop down days and one-to-one careers guidance appointments. Any student can request a guidance interview through their Form Tutor, Director of Year or they can be booked by seeing Mrs Allen in F3. Alternatively students can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Careers themes by year group:
Cascaid: A Parents' Guide to Careers Guidance
Year 7 – Self Awareness
Year 8 – Linking subjects to jobs
Year 9 – Career Exploration
Year 10 – Employability Skills
Year 11 – Post 16 options
Sixth Form – Post 18 options and preparing for the world of work
Cannock Chase High School is a Unifrog Partner school meaning all students and parents have access to the Unifrog platform from year 7 upwards.
Please watch the following video for an introduction. However, please feel free to email Mrs Allen should you require any more information or a log on.