Careers Information and Guidance

This page has been designed to help William de Ferrers students and their parents/carers progress towards their chosen career path. Please use the links on the left to discover information on Careers, Apprenticeships and Higher Education.
Planning for the future is important, and we aim to give all our students the best information and guidance available to help them make their choices. From year 8 all the way through to year 13, students have time in their curriculum to develop skills and gather information and experience to best prepare them for their next step, be that making the righst key Stage 4 option choices, picking their A Levels, selecting college courses, or even finding an apprenticeship.
Mrs Burroughs our CEIAG Advisor, arranges for every student in year 11 to have an individual one to one careers appointment to discuss their intentions for Post-16 education, as well as co-ordinating the ‘mock’ application and interview process that each student experiences.
You can contact Mrs Burroughs via email at for more information on careers, or to arrange a further one to one careers appointment.
The National Careers Service gives students opportunities to assess careers they may be interested in.  A skills check can also be completed to link students skills, interests and motivations to potential career paths.  Please follow this link to their website.
Students can also access local labour market information using the Whats Your Thing website. The website hosts an array of information surrounding careers and skills shortages in our local area.  Please follow this link to their website.
For any employers or training providers who wish to present to our students, in an Assembly or PSHE session we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact Mr Winslade via email at
Please follow this link for the school response to compliance with the government 'Baker Clause'. Provider Access Statement.
Careers Highlights
·        Year 8 – Jobs and pathways. Skills and qualities of good employees
·        Year 9 – Options evening, The business game PSHE
·        Year 10 – CV’s, applications and interview techniques, mock interviews, National Enterprise Challenge, Careers Convention
·        Year 11 – One to one career appointments, Careers Convention, apprenticeship and local college presentations 
·        Year 12 – Insight into Management course, higher education visits, apprenticeship presentations, work shadowing and onward destinations presentation evening
·        Year 13 – Applications (UCAS / work / apprenticeships)

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