My child has no idea what they would like to do in the future

It can be difficult to strike up a conversation with your child about their career ideas when they keep saying ‘’I don’t know what I want to do.’’ In this situation it can be useful to look at all options and attend as many open evenings or taster sessions as possible or arrange some work experience so that your child can experience a particular job first-hand.

Luckily, there are also some websites which might help in this situation.

On the Launch Your Career webpage there is a very useful and fun quiz that your child could take. After the quiz it will help you to identify your skills and interests and match them to a range of jobs or careers. The quiz is free to use and will link you with an animal. I was a Sea Horse!

On the National Careers Service website you will find a ‘Skills Assessment’ options. This will take you to an assessment which will take 5 – 10 minutes to complete. You will be asked a series of questions about your skills, strengths and likes/dislike. It will then give you some possible jobs which suit your answers.

To help you explore future progression routes, Career Box will allow you to access lots of videos and case studies about a range of jobs and training routes.