Students throughout the school are supported with careers education and preparation for the world of work. From Year 9 onwards, students are given progressive support to reflect on career choices, to prepare for work experience and to research career opportunities as they approach the end of their time at school. In Year 10, all students are offered careers guidance appointments where action plans are created and follow up opportunities are put in place. Year 12 and 13 students may schedule appointments throughout the Sixth Form, as and when they require support. Appointments can be an opportunity to discuss higher education, university choice, personal statements, gap year choices, work experience placements, CVs, UCAS decisions or career opportunities. Speakers from a range of professions give presentations to Year 12 students during pastoral time and there are workshops on graduate careers.

The careers drop-in service is held by the careers advisor. For any queries, please contact the careers advisor on or Mrs Harris, Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for careers, on


External Careers Opportunities

  • Click here for the Modern Muse website for career inspiration, connections and advice from Muses and the companies they work for
  • Click here for volunteering information to get involved in the community
  • Click here for free apprenticeship packs produced by 'All About School Leavers' for National Apprenticeship Week
  • Click here to download an apprenticeship parent pack. This has been developed by Amazing Apprenticeships, part of the National Apprenticeship Service
  • Click here to visit the Amazing Apprenticeships website for information about the programmes available, recruitment processes and job vacancies
  • Additional relevant and up-to-date external opportunities will be posted here.



TiffinTalk is a series of talks allowing students to hear first-hand from experienced professionals and recent graduates in industry. Each TiffinTalk is designed to stimulate students to think about sectors they may not already be considering, to deepen students' understanding of careers they may be contemplating, and to suggest pathways into their chosen career. The TiffinTalks for 2020 are currently to be scheduled due to Covid-19.


Work Experience

Mrs Broadbent oversees work experience for Year 11 students and can be contacted on

Every summer, students in Year 11 have the opportunity to participate in our work experience scheme after their GCSE examinations. Work experience is very valuable in giving young people a greater understanding of working life and guidance towards future career choices. Students often refer to the experience and skills they have developed through their work placements in their UCAS personal statements.

Our scheme operates by encouraging students to arrange their own work experience placements. This in itself gives students valuable experience by taking responsibility for the process. Placements may be arranged through family connections or by students applying directly to companies in which they are interested.

Key Dates
Friday 25 Sept 2020 Work Experience Assembly and date information will be emailed to parents and students
Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 Deadline for signed work experience agreement to be handed to Mrs Broadbent
Wednesday 31 March 2021 Deadline for completing Work Experience Placement Information form (if placement arranged by student)
Monday 28 June 2021 Work Experience briefing (book return day & Year 12 induction day)
Monday 5 July – Friday 16 July 2021 Work experience takes place