How can you support them?
Our tops tips:
- Encourage the child to think about their future and talk to them about what they like doing, what’s important to them and how they like to learn.
- Speak with the child’s school about the careers advice and support they offer. What work experience do they offer? Are there any future careers events or fairs that you could attend together?
- Do your own research into their study and career options around the subjects they are interested in. Look online for professional bodies for those subjects, as they often provide careers information.
- If they are considering further study or an apprenticeship then start your research early as there are a lot of courses on offer. Check the entry requirements for courses and find out when and how to apply.
Encourage them to enjoy chemistry outside the classroom by:
Work experience, work shadowing or internships are useful ways for young adults to gain experience of the workplace, learn new skills and understand how what they are learning in the classroom applies to real world jobs and careers. Find out more about work experience.