Now your child knows what matters to them, together can you think of three different careers they might be interested in?

Now take a moment to reflect on all the answers together

Can you list five things that are most important to your child in their working life?

Is working with people from a variety of different backgrounds important to your child?

Would your child be willing to move to a different part of the country for their education, training or career?

Would your child prefer to work regular hours (instead of working flexibly and planning their own time)?

Working in an office environment

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Making a lot of money

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Talking to people

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Making things

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Fixing things

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Entertaining people

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Working with animals

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Contact with the public

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Working with children

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Making the world a better place

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Working outside

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Solving problems

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Talking to people

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Writing

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Travelling

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Helping others

How important is this to your child in their future career?

Working in a team

How important is this to your child in their future career?

As you work through this activity together, it may be helpful for you to explain (in a way that your child will be familiar with) how each of the examples link to the world of work.

This set of cards will help you and your child talk about the working life they’d like to have, by asking them about their interests and priorities.

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