Talking Futures: KS4-5 Students careers conversations activity

This activity has been primarily designed to form the foundations for further conversations at home and give students the confidence to discuss their career preferences with their parents. It is based on the Conversation Starter content available on the Parents’ hub so students can be encouraged to access it at home following the session.

Activity objectives

  • To help students (Key Stage 4-5) prepare for careers conversations at home and gain confidence in articulating their preferences.
  • To enable students to share information about careers and options and learn from each other.
  • To encourage students to visit the Talking Futures site with their parents and repeat this activity at home.

Activity information

  • Engaging students
  • 30 mins


  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Talking Futures
  • Free
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement