Student Zone


Careers Education

We offer a stable careers education programme for students in Years 7-11 in line with the Gatsby national benchmarks. Our Careers education programme is delivered during period 4 tutorial sessions on a rolling basis as indicated below. Teaching staff deliver the Careers programme and receive training from the Careers coordinator to support their delivery and enhance their knowledge of the local labour market.

P4 HT1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6
7 Careers – Starting Out

Benchmark 1,3

8 Careers – Developing life   Choices

Benchmark 1,3

9 Careers – Pursuing careers

Benchmark 1,2,4

10 Careers – Realising Ambition

Benchmark 1,3

Careers – Work experience

Benchmark 1,5,6

11 Careers – Following goals

Benchmark 1,3,7

Students are provided with access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They receive the personalised support and guidance of informed careers advisers from organisations such as Connexions, Hull University and FORCE to make best use of available information.

All teachers link curriculum learning with careers.  STEM subject teachers highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths and utilise links with local STEM organisations such as FEO Humber, NHS and HYMS to make explicit links with the curriculum through a range of enrichment opportunities.

Every student has multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This is through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, Mock interviews, workshops, events and enterprise schemes.

We provide access to the full range of learning opportunities that are available to student’s post 16. This takes the form of a higher education ACE day for Y9, college visits in the summer term in Y10, assemblies led by all local post 16 and apprenticeship providers and our own YHCLT careers event for Y11 held on 3rd October 2019.

Work Experience

Students in Y10 have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks. This takes place from Monday 22th – Friday 26th June.

The deadline for return of work experience forms is Friday 15th May, forms need to be returns to main reception. Any students who are unable to find a placement need to go to see Mrs Maritz to book an appointment with Mrs Hood the Careers coordinator who will be in school one day a week.

All Y10 students will be off timetable on the morning of Wednesday 20th May for a work experience preparation morning. The aim of this session is to provide an additional meaningful employer contact; with sessions led by a range of employers to develop their employability skills such as communication and health and safety in the workplace in preparation for their placement.


Careers Enrichment Overview

Year group

Activity Timescale Gatsby Benchmark
7 STEM Fair Jan 2020 1,2,4,5
8 STEM Fair

FEO Next Generation enterprise workshop

Jan 2020

19th March 2020



9 Health Expo

FEO Next Generation enterprise workshop


Inspiration day – HOP

October 2019

19th March 2020

June 2020

April 2020 and June 2020





10 1:1 Guidance

University of Law workshop

Prospective Medics, Dentists, Vets and Pharmacists conference

Work experience preparation morning

Work experience

College Taster days x3

All Year

February 2020

14th January 2020

20th May 2020

22nd-26th June 2020

July 2020

1,3, 8






11 1:1 Guidance

YHCLT Careers fair

College and Apprenticeship provider assemblies

Log On Move On timetabled application sessions

Prospective Medics, Dentists, Vets and Pharmacists conference

Mock Employer interviews and HE motivational speaker

Revision Launch at Hull University

Connexions and Career leader support at parents evenings and on GCSE results day

All Year

3rd October 2019

September – November 2019

November 2019 and January 2020

14th January 2020

13th January 2020

10th February

October, January, August










Our Careers programme is tailored to match the needs of our students. Our Careers Coordinator works closely with Mrs Barrie the SENCO to identify the guidance needs of all pupils and develop personalised support. This may include; additional follow up and 1:1 guidance, additional support for arranging work placements and college visits for both students and parents, liaising with employers to ensure that they are able to meet the needs of the students and that the transition is smooth by incorporating a pre visit for work experience placements.

Impact and Outcomes

We use a range of measures to determine the impact of our CIEAG programme, these include;

  • The Compass benchmarking tool – to determine our progress towards achieving the Gatsby benchmarks for CIEAG
  • Verbal feedback from mock interviews and providers to shape our future programme
  • Written students and parent evaluations on activities
  • Destinations data – 100% of leavers in 2019 went on to education or training (see table below)
Whole School
Traineeship 1
Apprenticeship 3
Wyke College 36
Bishop Burton College  0
Hull College 17
Other College 3
East Riding College 1
St Marys 6th Form 17
Wilberforce College 29
Ron Dearing 1
South Hunsley 1
Employment with training 1
Total 110

The table below indicates the most up to date information available on the destinations of our students 3 years after leaving school.

2018/19 2018/17 2017/16
Destination All All All
Traineeship 1 0 1
Apprenticeship 3 6 7
Wyke College 36 56 48
Bishop Burton College  0 7 2
Hull College 17 13 17
Other College 3 3 3
East Riding College 1 0 1
Archbishop Sentamu 0 1 0
St Marys 6th Form 17 5 6
Wilberforce College 29 33 37
Ron Dearing 1 0 1
South Hunsley 1 0 0
Employment with training 1 1 1
NEETS  0 1 2
Total 110 126 125




What is a cover letter?

Interview preparation guide

Apprenticeships a practical guide

ACE Telephone Interviews



Key Contacts

Mrs E Hood: YHCLT Careers Coordinator –  01482 496728

Mrs E Martinson: Deputy Head teacher –

Mr L Tether: Careers linked Governor

Useful links;

National Career Service

Log On – Move On

Making Informed Choices

U-Explore Students

U-Explore Parents 

Student Finance

LMI Humber




Where STEM can take you



Maths Careers

Telegraph Jobs & Careers Advice