Finances & Budgeting
Here you’ll find advice to help you help your child with finance and budgeting when they leave school and move on to their next career or education stage. We have information about how much university graduates earn – including which particular universities graduates and industries earn the highest salaries – and tips for living on a shoe string budget that will really help your child practically; including tips on income support from the government, university and college hardship funds, and charity grants.
We also have information on student loans – what they should cover, how much graduates will pay back every month according to their salary, how long it will take to pay them back – so you can help your child make financial decisions, if they choose to move onto university after leaving school.
If your child wants to explore apprenticeships, school leaver programmes or sponsored degrees, all our live school leaver jobs include salary information – all these options are fully paid positions, and the government ensures employers stick to either the National Apprentice Minimum Wage or the National Minimum Wage – and we have detailed advice on finance and budgeting in the parts of the website dedicated to young people, which you can direct your child to, or read with them.