Careers and Apprenticeships

At The Highfield School, our careers programme is designed to inform and equip every student in Year 7 to Year 13 with the information and options needed to ensure they have a successful and smooth transition from education into employment.  

Each Year group will receive a tailored careers programme designed to inspire you, raise your aspirations and help you access different career pathways. 

Youth Connexions Personal Advisor

If you would like to speak with our Youth Connexions Personal Advisor, Ali Sheriff, please visit Mrs Sutton in the Sixth Form office who manages the diary. Ali can offer independent support and advice when you are thinking about subject choices, courses, employment and career options. 

Lunch Time Careers Talks

1st October: Headteacher at a Nursery School
This talk will focus on a career as a Headteacher, and in particular delve into careers in early years education.

2nd October: Human Resources and Learning and Development
Human Resources (HR) is a transferable skill, The speaker has worked in this area for over 24 years, working for Tesco, Asda, William Hill and a Private Casino. This talk will explain what HR is and what a day in a life of a HR/L&D Business Partner looks like. 

11th October: Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs
This will focus on careers in the pharmaceutical industry and specifically the role of regulatory affairs in drug development. Regulatory affairs is the key role in obtaining the health authority approval required for medicines to be available to the public after over 10 years of development and millions of pounds of investment.

Each student will receive 10 Achievement Points for attending

Useful Links And Information

  • Labour Market Information:
    Hertfordshire
    North Herts
  • Hertfordshire Labour Market Overview Presentation
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxEnwYjtk5w&feature=youtu.be   
  • National Careers Service - Labour Market Information
    Labour Market By Region
  • www.icould.com 
  • www.plotr.co.uk 
  • www.prospects.ac.uk 
  • www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org
  • www.channelmogo.org 
  • www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ 
  • www.barclayslifeskills.com
  • https://www.whatuni.com/
  • https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
  • https://unistats.ac.uk/
  • https://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/
  • www.apprenticeships.gov.uk
  • https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/careers/jobs-apprenticeships/ 
  • https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/careers/info-on-jobs-and-apprenticeships/ 

Student Employment and Work Permits

Please find below information on student employment and work permits.

School Age Employment and Work Permits Letter

School Age Employment and Work Permits HCC Flyer