Careers

Careers Education Information and Guidance

All students have access to specialist CEIAG.  Each student has an individual interview with a youth employment service representative, to discuss their options when leaving school.  The representative can help with writing an application form and they take students for college interviews.  They also continue to work with young people when they move onto post 16 education.

Students are given the opportunity to create Curriculum Vitaes and to research employment, training placements and apprenticeships.

Work Related Learning is embedded into the curriculum offered within the Campus.  Resources on careers, apprenticeships and college courses are all available to students.  There is also the opportunity to attend open days and careers fairs.  Sessions are given on interview techniques and mock interviews are carried out.  Career pathways are explored with employment professionals including signposting to funding.  Close links with apprenticeship providers and local businesses are maintained.  We work in partnership with the local college to ensure a smooth transition and provide appropriate support for all our students.

Work Based Learning and Work Experience

All our Year 10 and 11 students are offered the opportunity to participate in work based learning and work experience.

Opportunities to spend time in work placement are offered either as a block of one single week or one day per week over a school term.

All students are offered at least one placement.  However, we encourage students to spend time in a number of different workplace settings as this gives them an opportunity to explore different career opportunities.  All our WEX placements are health and safety checked and must conform to DfE guidelines.  Education Business Partnership - South West, carries out comprehensive checks on Work Experience providers in line with Health and Safety requirements.

Below is a list of the different types of employment our students can choose as a work placement:

Types of Employment
Administration, Business and Office Work Financial Services Performing Arts
Building and Construction Healthcare Personal and Other Services including Health and Beauty
Catering and Hospitality Languages, Information and Culture Retail Sales and Customer Services
Computers and IT Legal and Political Services Science, Mathematics and Statistics
Design, Arts and Crafts Leisure, Sport and Tourism Security and Armed Forces
Education and Training Manufacturing and Production Social Work and Counselling Services
Engineering Marketing and Advertising Transport and Logistics
Environment, Plants and Animals Media, Print and Publishing  

Useful Links 

Below you will find a list of useful links to careers and further education resources.

Advice on choosing your A levels

Career options

  • Find out about different options by searching 12 careers sectors full of advice and information such as salaries you can expect to earn, the types of jobs available and what your options are with, or without, a degree: https://targetcareers.co.uk/career-sectors
  • From academic librarian to youthworker: look through graduate job descriptions to find out what each job involves and the qualifications and skills that are most needed: https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/job-descriptions

Advice for students interested in Higher Education

Building your CV

University application support

Work experience

Advice for your gap year

University open days

The UK’s 100 most popular employers for school leavers

The UK’s 50 most popular universities for school leavers