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Information for Parents

“80.75% of students say their parents help them to make key careers decisions“

We want to help parents and carers find information to help support young people in their future decisions.  

Talking Futures provide free resources, activities, and practical guidance to help you support your child’s careers and education choices.


There are a variety of educational routes available to students when they leave Millgate School.  Click each button below to find out more.

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Types of Jobs

Students who have a vision of where they want to be in the future may find it easier to plan their next steps more easily.  To help students and parents to get an idea of what types of jobs are out there we would suggest looking at a number of these websites:


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Local Opportunities

With developments in technology there are now numerous jobs that did not exist 10 years ago.  It is important to keep up to date with what is happening locally, nationally, and internationally.  Regarding local opportunities, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) are leading the way in a number of exciting developments with a range of sectors including space, low carbon, and digital. Click the links below for more information:

Short video guide to the labour market

Watch the LLEP film about Low Carbon jobs and careers

Watch the LLEP film about Space jobs and careers

Watch the LLEP film about Digital and Creative jobs and careers

Watch the LLEP  jobs and career videos from lots of other local industries


Below you will find some useful posters and booklets to understand the different qualifications and other resources.

Download the LLEP Young Persons 'World of Work' Guide

Download a helpful qualifications chart