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Email templates to send to students and parents/carers about Careerpilot and the Parent Zone

Careerpilot is a free site that helps young people plan their future study and work. It is a great resource for young people, their parents/carers and also teachers and tutors, who are advising students about the full range of options.

The Careerpilot Parent Zone is a site that gives parents and carers answers to the career questions they want to ask. 

Good Careers Guidance reports that telling students, parents/carers and staff about your careers programme is a way of strengthening its impact. 

If you have access to the Pathway Planner, you could also tell parents and staff about this exciting model and tool that you are using to identify the career guidance needs of young people. This means that they get the best advice to help them make good decisions and progress.

Here are links to email templates, with hyperlinks included, ready for you to send now!

Example email template for students

Dear Student

Careerpilot: Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place

Watch the Careerpilot video which explains what you can be doing to manage your career.

Careerpilot is for 11-19 year olds, it will help you find out about all your options when you are  14, 16 and 18, including apprenticeships, college and higher level study.

The website also includes tools to help you know more about yourself, explore your options and plan your next steps

  • A Job Sector Quiz to help you decide what’s important to you
  • A Start with a Subject tool that will show you where a subject you love could lead.
  • A Skills Profile so you know your skills ready for applications.
  • Information on lots of job sectors, with 100s of job profiles, showing salary, what’s involved, will this job grow, etc.
  • A tool where you can search for courses and apprenticeships.
  • Career Tools (you have to register to use this) where you can save your choices, skills and plans and create a great report which will move up with you every year.

97% of students surveyed say the site was useful and 95% said they would use it again and recommend to a friend.

Add on if you are a Pathway Planner school.

You will also be using the Pathway Planner which will help you see how ready you are for your next pathway choice and help your school give you career support to meet your needs.

Email templates for you to send out can be found below: 

Download: Email template to send to students 2021-22

Download: Email to send to parents/carers 2021-22

Download: Email to send to teachers and tutors 2021-22

Video for parents about Careerpilot and the Pathway Planner

How Careerpilot and the Pathway Planner help students get the career guidance they need (Video)

Other videos for parents can be viewed here!