A brief overview for 2017-18
All students from years 8-13 register with a careers programme called ‘Start’. This can be accessed from home, and I would encourage you to look at this together with your child. In years 10 and 11 students are encouraged to register with the National Careers Service website and Barclays

Careers Policy

South Essex Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Below we have set out the careers advice and guidance that students receive during form time and assembly. There will also be personalised support where applicable.

Year 7

  • Introduction to employability skills

Year 8

  • Pixl edge ( computer programme which supports employability skills)
  • Enterprise education day (business-themed competition run by local employer) TBC
  • Options Process (assemblies and evening on options choices)
  • Record of achievement folder
  • Giving Nation ( a charity event that develops entrepreneurial skills)
  • Careers advisor at parents’ evening
  • ‘Start’ careers programme

Year 9

  • Record of achievement folder
  • Raising awareness of university
  • Equal Opportunities and avoiding gender stereotypes
  • ‘Start’ careers programme

Year 10

  • Starting Employability for Life Folder (compiling a folder of evidence to support with job/college applications)
  • ‘Start’ programme
  • Barclays life skills programme (advice on employability)
  • Fords Dunton car building competition
  • Raising awareness of university

Year 11

  • Interview with a qualified careers advisor
  • Apprenticeship Brokerage Service (run by Essex County Council)
  • 6th form transition meeting and support
  • Procat (local college)  assembly and transition
  • Form time Programme (interview skills, writing a CV, job searching)
  • Employability for Life
  • National Citizenship Service (volunteering project that supports employability)


  • University application support
  • Apprenticeship Brokerage service
  • Employability for Life Plus
  • National Citizenship Service
  • Careers advisor interview (by request)