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Parents & Carers

Greater Peterborough UTC understand the importance of parents and careers playing an important role to in supporting their child with their career planning post 14, 16 & 18. 

Unifrog is a great way to keep informed about your child's career aspirations. Students can use the platform to compare college, sixth form courses, research and shortlist their University courses, investigate higher level apprenticeship opportunities using multiple filters to pick the right one for them. Students can build their Cvs', save references from employers and so much more. As a parent you can gain access through a separate login, and receive weekly updates on your child's progress. 

One of our objectives is to increase knowledge of the local labour market and we use a variety of data tools to provide crucial insights into different occupations and the jobs and skills that are most in demand.

Careersmart – uses official government data sources to provide the latest labour market trends. Includes lists of the best and worst paid jobs, and jobs with the longest and shortest weekly hours

HESA – experts in higher education data and analysis

iCould – explore different careers through real-life videos, guides and advice. Also includes a 5 minute Buzz Quiz which helps you discover your strengths and what makes you tick

Skills Match – an interactive tool which allows the visual exploration of the relationship between skills supply and employer demand in London

U-Explore – careers and employability solutions for schools and colleges

For more advice in supporting your child, please follow the links below:

http://parentzone.careerpilot.org.uk/parent

https://www.careeralchemy.co.uk/inspired-teenager.html

https://ukcareers.ey.com/schools/career-advice/parental-advice

http://www.parentadviser.co.uk/advice-for-parents.aspx

Recent additions following the development of the Government’s Apprenticeship website have included a section specifically aimed at parents:

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/parents/their-career

Should you require any further information relating to our careers programme please contact Mrs K Elias at k.elias@gputc.com