Careers and Work Experience

All students are entitled to the best available and impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). Careers education is taught as part of the PSHE programme to all students in the College.

Guidance is also given by Pastoral Staff, Mr S Letts, Careers Coordinator and Mr G O’Callaghan, Careers Advisor. Visiting speakers, assemblies and visits to local firms help to prepare students for the world of work. All Year 11 students have at least one individual interview with our Careers Advisor, Mr O’Callaghan. Other students can request an interview at any time. Parents are welcome to meet the Careers Advisor for a separate discussion or to see him at Parents' Evening.


Students in Years 7 – 11 participate in an annual Careers Day. Each year group participates in a range of interactive activities such as employer workshops, enterprise challenges, ICT activities, Careers themed games and other classroom based lessons.

Students in Year 10 participate in an annual World of Work day which allows them to take part in employer-led, fun, practical sessions that give them an insight into lots of different professions and career options.

Students in Year 10 benefit from a period of work experience. Similar advice and opportunities are provided for Sixth Formers.

Students in Years 9 – 13 are able to attend our annual Careers Fair allowing them to meet, interact with and obtain advice from professionals in a wide range of career pathways.

University visits are arranged for students in Years 9-11 to give them an early insight into university life and the range of opportunities that are available to them.

After Year 12 exams are over, we begin our UCAS and careers programme with Sixth Form students. During PSHE time students will have external speakers coming in to talk to them about their options after sixth form, apprenticeships, university and the application process. Further to this the programme includes sessions with Mrs J Holmes, Head of Sixth Form, and Sixth Form tutors to help students to make decisions about what courses to apply for and guide them through the application process.


A careers information area can be found in the Learning Centre containing an extensive range of books, magazines and leaflets detailing up-to-date information on a wide variety of careers and employment opportunities.

Policies and Procedures

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