PANEL DISCUSSION

We brought together industry experts, well-known faces, parents and teachers at London’s National Theatre to debate the state of careers advice today, what needs to change and how parents can play their part. Take a look.

PARENTS… ARE YOU READY?

As a parent, you are the no.1 influence on your child's early career decisions. We asked over 1,600 parents to tell us how they really feel about this responsibility.

What does the nation think?

The world of work is changing and so are the routes in. How do parents keep up? Where do young people turn for careers advice? We hit the streets to find out.

Survey findings: Across the UK

Are you confident talking to your kids about today's routes into the workplace? Did you know - half of UK parents feel their lack of understanding could be limiting their child's future.

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Survey findings: In your region

What do children in your area most want to be? Would parents rather leave the careers advice to the experts? Or is there no conversation because university is a given? Find out if you feel the same as other parents in your area.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

We've brought together experts to sort fact from fiction so that you can advise your child with confidence.

Apprenticeship, university… or both?

Apprenticeship or university is now a real choice now facing young people who want a career in business. How should they decide?

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What kind of careers advisor are you?

When it comes to careers advice, as parents we all have our own way. Find out if you’re The Driver, The Cheerleader, The Manager or The Launchpad.

FIND YOUR STYLE

Giving careers advice: Tips from the pros

Parents worry about the right careers advice to give their teenager. Specialist careers coach Louise Rochford gives her pro tips.

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Why are apprenticeships on the rise?

An apprenticeship is increasingly seen as a real alternative to university, with the opportunity to earn whilst learning.

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Six ways teens can start a career in business

For young people seeking a career in business, options other than university might open doors to richer experiences. Jack Flanagan looks at six ways in.

EXPLORE THE OPTIONS

Why prepare for jobs that don’t exist?

The future of work looks set to be made up of jobs that don’t yet exist. How can parents prepare their kids for unknown future jobs?

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MAKING SENSE OF TODAY'S OPPORTUNITIES

Lots of options. Big decisions. How do you find your way through it all? Take reassurance and inspiration from some people who've been there and done it.

Parents

In these six blogs, parents share how they've helped their teenagers into the world of work, from desires and fears to lessons learned.

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Apprentices

EY Apprentices share their experiences about taking the leap from school to work and what it’s like working at EY.

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EVENTS TO HELP YOU

Join the conversation and together we'll put an end to out of date careers advice.

Upcoming event: EY Parentaship

The first of its kind, an immersive half-day workshop for parents and children together. It's a unique experience for you and your child to get tailored support from some of the most experienced names in careers. This is what careers advice could look like!

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Past event: Parental Advice Panel Discussion

An interactive panel event, with industry experts, well known faces, parents and teachers, where we debated careers advice today and what needs to change.

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OUR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

There's an EY programme for every ambitious school leaver who wants to get into the world of business straight away. With these alternatives to university, you can go just as far, and faster.

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