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 programmethat will be integrated within the 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 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 with the opportunity to undertake work experience (Year 12 and offered to some Year 10 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)
  • Sector Insight assembly
  • Careers in STEM subjects
  • Bespoke careers plans for vulnerable students
  • World of Work workshop through personal developement programme
  • Careers Fair with higher education providers, colleges and employers

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

  • Post 16 options assemblies
  • Routes of entry and options information evening for parents
  • Information evening for 6th form and colleges (Year 11)
  • CV preparation programme (Year 10)
  • Interview preparation programme (Year 10)
  • Work experience opportunity (some Year 10 students)
  • Employer led employability workshops
  • Mock interview event
  • 1:1 guidance interviews with personal career plan (Year 11)
  • Inividual careers interview and guidance for vunerable students 
  • Workshops 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
  • Higher education and apprenticeships advice
  • UCAS application form checking and advice
  • Personal statement support workshops and talks
  • 1:1 careers guidance interviews on request
  • Sector insight: speaker in assembly
  • University visits
  • Employability day
  • Routes of entry and post 18 options 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 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
  • Young people reflect on their experience
  • Staff appraise the effectiveness of the work experience offer

Information For Parents

Careers at NHHS want to ensure parents/carers are well informed and involved right from the start, enabling students to receive careers support at home as well as at school.

To contact the Careers Department please email  or telephone 0208 863 0877 and press option 7 for Student Careers.

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


There is a host of useful resources available for parents including:

 UCAS Undergraduate: Advice for Parents and Guardians 

Parents guide to helping your child begin their career journey

Parents guide to university

Parents guide to apprenticeships

Parents Guide to UCASIt's Your Choice

Which Way Now

Supplement to It's Your Choice / Which Way Now

Amazing Apprenticeships Parents Pack July 2021

Paths to Careers – A Parent’s Guide 2021 (Target Careers)


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