The Careers Service Guide

Our purpose is to develop a wide range of innovative strategies to empower every Nower Hill High School student to take ownership of their own career path. We will do this by delivering a robust careers programme which will aid students and their parents/carers to make informed decisions about subject choices and future career pathways.

Our Objectives

  • To provide every student and their parent/carer with information about future study options and labour market opportunities
  • To provide independent careers guidance
  • To provide access to a range of training and education providers
  • To provide every student the opportunity to undertake work experience (Year 12)
  • To provide every student with a distinct number of meaningful employer encounters


Key Contacts

Careers Manager Mrs S Shah                   
Work Experience Co-ordinator  Mrs V Doshi
Careers Advisor (Prospects) Glenna Lawrence


The Careers Programme

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

  • Introduction to employability and the careers resource centre
  • Options for KS4
  • Sector Insight: speaker in assembly
  • Employer led employability skills workshop
  • Careers in STEM subjects
  • Bespoke careers plans for vulnerable students

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

  • Routes of entry and options information evening
  • CV preparation programme
  • Interview preparation programme
  • Work experience opportunity (some Year 10)
  • Employer led employability workshop
  • Employer site visit
  • Mock interview event
  • Higher Education careers talk
  • 1:1 guidance interviews 
  • Part time / summer jobs workshop
  • Developing a personal careers plan
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurial skills

Sixth Form (Year 12-13)

  • Work experience preparation programme
  • Work experience placement
  • UCAS information evening
  • Personal statement support workshops and talks
  • 1:1 careers guidance interviews
  • Sector insight: speak in assembly
  • University open days
  • Aspirations programme
  • Routes of entry and options information talks
  • STEM programme

Work Experience

Availability of work related activities

  • Structured programme
  • Support for career decision making, experience of world of work, development of employability skills

Identification of Work Experience

  • Actively involved and supported in sourcing work experience placements
  • A range of opportunities to engage with employers

Preparatory activities

  • Support researching company they will work for
  • Employers meet with staff and young people to better understand needs
  • Employers offer a programme of activities to help develop student’s skills and knowledge
  • Employers can access support in setting up placement

Monitoring, evaluation and review

  • Employers provide feedback on student’s performance
  • Young people reflect on their experience
  • Staff appraise the effectiveness of the work experience offer

Information For Parents

Careers at NHHS want to make sure parents/ carers are well informed and involved right from the start, enabling students to get careers support at school as well as at home. There is a host of useful resources available for parents including:

Parents guide to university

Parents guide to apprenticeships

Parents Guide to UCAS

It’s your choice 2017/18

Student finance guide

Which way now

Nower Hill High School entry criteria 2018


Page Downloads Date  
Careers Policy Statement 25th May 2018 Download
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