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Careers Advice and Guidance

We are very proud of our Sixth Form careers programme which aims to prepare and support students during the transition between college and university or work. This can be a daunting time for many students, and we are here to support them every step of the way.

Careers Interviews

Sixth Form Work Experience

All Year 12 students are encouraged to undertake a week of work experience during the summer term. This should be relevant to the courses they are studying and their future aspirations. Our Sixth Form Administrator, Pauline Carroll, co-ordinates the Work Experience programme and is on hand to give advice and help students secure a placement that is both engaging and relevant to the field of work they hope to pursue. We have not been offering work placements during the pandemic, but plan to resume these in the summer of 2022.

Students feedback:

  • "My Work Experience placement gave me a good insight into a particular field of Engineering."
  • "My work placement gave me further knowledge and understanding of different careers that computer science could lead to and gave me some experience in each of these areas."
  • "I gained a wider understanding of freelance work, how to manage yourself and your clients. It also helped with my photography and industry knowledge."
  • "My placement gave me a glimpse of what animal care is like, which has confirmed that as a possible future career."
  • "I found the whole Work Experience very informative and engaging."
  • "I would like to study accounting and finance at university – my work placement showed me the variety of sectors and jobs that are available in this field of work."

Careers education

Students follow a careers curriculum enriched by outside organisations including Universities, volunteering organisations, local employers and apprenticeship providers.


Career websites

  • Unifrog

    This is an award-winning online platform which helps students make informed decisions about their university choices. More information

  • National Careers Service

    Information on over 750 jobs and you can contact a careers advisor by email, phone or online. More information

  • TES Growing Ambitions

    Useful website to explore careers by subjects you enjoy or by selecting from A-Z. More information

  • iCould

    This website allows you to watch short video clips of people in a wide range of job sectors. More information

  • Careers Box

    Short films on various careers from Medical, Science, Creative and Media to name but a few. More information

  • Medical Professions

    Being a doctor or nurse may be the obvious choices, but with 350 medical related careers available, they are certainly not the only ones. More information

  • Quizl

    An interactive quiz that tests your personality to see how prepared you are for the future. More information

  • Prospects

    Aimed at students seeking a graduate career.  More information

  • S.T.E.M

    For students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths. More information

  • Plotr

    Great website aimed at inspiring young people to build the future that is right for them. More information

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