I wanted to update you on the support we are still providing young people and their parents at this time.

The Wales-wide live chat with expert careers advisers that we launched a couple of weeks ago is proving popular. This service is available Monday to Friday and is available for young people in schools and colleges, parents/guardians and those children who are normally home-schooled. It’s an opportunity for them to discuss any concerns they have about next steps and their future options.

Over the next couple of weeks we will be launching our home-schooling resources as part of the Welsh Government Stay Safe. Stay Learning campaign and we will be promoting this via our social media channels. The resources will include a series of webinars and lesson plans that parents and young people can complete together at home.

We also have a live Q&A for parents with our careers advisers across our Facebook and Twitter channels on Thursday 23 April between 2-3pm. This is another opportunity for parents to chat through any concerns they have about their child’s next steps.

Please keep visiting our website and our social media channels for the latest information about accessing our services.

If you would like to get in touch with me, I can be contacted on

Nikki Lawrence, Chief Executive, Careers Wales


Parents have a hugely influential role when advising young people on their future career.

The world of work is changing and there are now more options than ever for students such as going to university, starting an apprenticeship or combining both through higher apprenticeship/sponsored degrees. 

TARGETcareers has recognised the importance of helping parents to support their children in making these key decisions and have created a guide specifically for them. Paths to Professional Careers – a Parent’s Guide provides a range of information from which route is best financially to helping young people transition to university. 

We have given some handy text below to introduce parents to this guide. We would very much appreciate it if you are able to pass this onto the parents of students at your school. Please just copy and paste the text below to do so.

Dear parents,

TARGETcareers has created a new publication to help you support your children in their future careers decision. In the guide you will find information on:

  • The world of apprenticeships 
  • Which routes are best financially 
  • Where your child will flourish 
  • Researching employer programmes 
  • Helping your child transition to uni 
  • Plus guides on how to get into different sectors such as finance, business, engineering and IT! 

The publication is completely free to access and you can find a copy by clicking on the link below: 

Paths to Professional Careers – a Parent’s Guide 

Please click on the following link below if you require any information regarding Careers Wales or alternatively contact me directly. 

Careers Wales