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


The Careers Programme

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8)

  • 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 9, 10 and 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.

To contact the Careers Department please email  or telephone 0208 863 0877 and press option 8 for Student Careers.

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 UCASIts Your Choice

Which Way Now

All About Apprenticeships (December 2020 Issue)

Amazing Apprenticeships Parents Pack December 2020


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Careers Policy Statement 01st Sep 2020 Download
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