The Careers Service Guide

Our purpose is to develop a wide range of innovative strategies to empower every student to take ownership of their own career path. We will do this by delivering a robust careers programme that will be integrated within our curriculum and 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 family 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 with the opportunity to undertake work experience (all Year 10 and Year 12 students)

  • To provide every student with opportunities for meaningful employer encounters 

The Careers Programme

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8)

  • Introduction to careers and the careers centre

  • Options for KS4 (Year 8)

  • Guidance and bespoke careers plans for vulnerable students

  • Careers topic through personal development plan 

  • Careers Fair with higher education providers, colleges and employers (Year 8)

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

  • Post 16 options assemblies

  • Routes of entry and options information evening for parents (Year 11)

  • Information evening for 6th form and colleges (Year 11)

  • CV preparation programme (Year 10)

  • Interview preparation programme (Year 10)

  • Work experience opportunity (all Year 10 students)

  • Employer led employability workshops

  • Mock interview event (Year 10)

  • 1:1 guidance interviews with personal career plan (Year 11)

  • Individual careers interview and guidance for vulnerable students 

  • Employability skills through personal development programme

  • Participation in events for National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week

Sixth Form (Year 12-13)

  • Work experience preparation programme

  • Work experience placement (Year 12)

  • Higher education and apprenticeships advice

  • UCAS application form checking and advice

  • Personal statement support workshops and talks

  • 1:1 careers guidance interviews on request

  • University visits

  • Mock Interviews

  • Life after Nower Hill Week - workshops led by employers, universities, apprenticeship providers and alumni 

  • Routes of entry and post 18 options talks for parents/carers and students (Year 12)

  • STEM programme

Work Experience (1 week in Year 10 and 1 week in Year 12)

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

  • Students actively involved and supported in sourcing work experience placements

  • A range of opportunities to engage with employers

Preparatory activities

  • Support in researching the company students will work for

  • 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

  • Students reflect on their experience

  • Staff appraise the effectiveness of the work experience offer

Information For Parents

We wish for parents/carers to be well informed and involved right from the start of their child's journey at Nower Hill, enabling students to receive careers support at home as well as at school.

To contact the Careers Department for more information,please email  or telephone 0208 863 0877 and press the option for Student Careers.

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

There is a wide range of useful resources available for parents including:

Parents Guide to Helping Your Child Begin Their Career Journey

University Taster Days: A Parents Guide to University

UCAS Parents Guide to Making Higher Education ChoicesSuccess at School - Parents/Carers Guide to University

Success at School - Parents/Carers Guide to Apprenticeships

Success at School - STEM Guide

Which Way Now - How to Choose KS4 Options

Its Your Choice - How to Choose Post 16 OptionsParent Supplement to It's Your Choice / Which Way Now



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