Careers Information For Parents & Carers

We are committed to working with parents to offer students a comprehensive Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme. Students can access one to one guidance support from our Careers Co-Ordinator to help them make informed decision during their studies. Our careers service has been awarded the Gold Quality Award for advice and guidance.

Jas Lall, Careers Co-Ordinator. Phone: 0121 44462204 | Email: jlall@jcc.ac.uk

What our careers service can offer:
  • Resources for students in the Careers Area and Learning Support Centre
  • Careers software package such as Kudos and Fast Tomato, available via Moodle
  • Advice on choosing university courses and the UCAS application process
  • Employability advice, help with writing CVs and preparing for interviews
  • Advice on how to search and apply for job vacancies
  • Apprenticeship advice and how to apply using the National Apprenticeship Service
  • Information on student finance with Student Finance England
  • Guidance on career options, both during the academic year and after leaving college
  • The College Careers Adviser is available at parents’ evenings
  • The Work Experience Team is also available in college to help with placement opportunities and employability skills

Education and the employment market is rapidly evolving, many traditional jobs are becoming obsolete as technology opens up a world of new industries. You and your child should keep informed of labour market changes when considering their future options. Take a look at the West Midlands Labour Market guide from the National Careers Service

How Parents Can Support Post-18 Options

As your child approaches the end of their time at college, there are some big decisions to make about their future. You can support your child to make the best decision for them by considering our tips:

  • Encourage them to consider more than one option, including a back-up plan.
  • Attend university open days
  • Research higher education options: UCAS
  • Browse National Apprenticeship website: Apprenticeship Finder
  • Check the entry requirements for courses they’re interested in, and consider whether they are realistically attainable
  • Discuss their career aspirations, both long and short term
  • Encourage extracurricular activities, work experience or volunteering to boost their CV or UCAS application
  • Meet their progress tutor or careers adviser, or use the National Careers Service website: National Careers Service
  • For further information, visit: Careers Advice For Parents and read JCC’s Carer’s Guide