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Careers Guidance

Our close involvement with the world of industry and our dedicated Post 16 careers advisor enables us to support every student to achieve their potential, ensuring that upon leaving us, they are well prepared for the challenges of employment.

In Y12, students will take part in Barclays Life Skills sessions which is a nationally recognised programme created in response to identified skills gaps. The sessions are led by expert facilitators and involve preparation activities for the world of work such as interview role play, CV writing and personality profiling. In addition students will benefit from an extensive range of external speakers in order to expand their knowledge of available opportunities beyond Sixth Form. The year concludes with an opportunity to complete work experience placements at international companies such as AT&T and Costa or more locally, Halfords, Thursfields Legal and The Alexandra Hospital.

In Y13, we continue to help students navigate their Post 18 options by offering support in the completion of the personal statements required for University applications, Higher Level Apprenticeships or employment. This process is supported by extensive use of our Unifrog software which allows students to reflect on their personal competencies and research the individual entrance requirements for all educational courses, both in the UK and overseas. We are rightly proud of the level of support we offer and have an outstanding record that indicates all of our students leave to positive destinations.

Meet our Careers Team

Careers Team

  • SLT Careers Link:            Mr A Madden
  • Careers Leader:              Mrs L Threadgold
  • Careers Advisor:             Mrs S Beach
  • Enterprise Advisor:        Ms Laura Key

Meet our Careers Enterprise Advisor

Laura Key is the school's Careers Enterprise Advisor.  She works with the Careers Team to help build connections between employers and education to improve the career prospects for our students.  She supports the integration of careers into the school's wider curriculum, putting opportunities with local employers at the heart of our students' education.  Laura runs Trinity House Group focusing on the placement of finance executives to local employers. 

Careers Sources

Click here for the latest careers Local Market information (LMI).        

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Market and Worcestershire County Council have recently relaunched their website focusing on careers across all sectors - private enterprise, PLCs and public sector as well as training courses and further education - it carries a wealth of opportunity.  Many jobs refer to qualifications; see below for an explanation of how qualifications from GCSE's to PhD's align.


Below you will find information relating to Key Stage 5 choices together with Career Pathway Advice for parents.