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. 

Careers Activity By Year Group - 2020/2021 

 
Year Group Activity Term
Year 7 What do I know about careers education? Autumn Term
  Higher Education explained Autumn Term
  What do I want to be? Autumn Term
  Student Led Careers Fair Spring Term
  Tenner Challenge Spring Term
  An Introduction to Start Profiles Summer Term
Year 8 Higher Education explained Autumn Term
  What do I want to be? Autumn Term
  Tenner Challenge Spring Term
  Work Shadowing Day Summer Term
  An Introduction to Start Profiles Summer Term
Year 9 Higher Education explained Autumn Term
  What do I want to be? Autumn Term
  University of Hertfordshire Workshops Spring Term
  Careers Carousel Spring Term
Year 10 Independent Study Autumn Term
  Hertfordshire Labour Market Advice Autumn Term
  Young Enterprise - Enterprise Day Spring Term
  Employability Skills Spring Term
  Work Experience Week Spring Term
  Apprenticeship Fair Spring Term
  CV Writing Skills Summer Term
  Mock interview day Summer Term
  University of Cambridge Talk for Challenge Students Summer Term
  Personal Guidance Interviews Summer Term
Year 11 GCSE Exam Skills Autumn Term
  Personal Guidance Interviews Autumn and
Spring Term
  Sixth Form and College Information Autumn Term
  Year 11 Options Carousel Autumn Term
  Apprenticeship Fair Spring Term
  Next Steps After Year 11 Spring Term

 

Lunch Time Careers Talks

A full timetable of Lunch Time Careers Talks will be available in the Autumn Term.

Each student will receive 5 Achievement Points for attending

Useful Links And Information

  • Labour Market Information:
    Hertfordshire
    North Herts
    Careerometer
  • 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
  • Options after GCSE's
  • https://www.hopinto.co.uk/explore-careers/webinars/virtual-employer-encounters/ 
  • 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/ 
  • Videos from Oxbridge
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEcAcFrXWlI - Introduction to Higher Education for KS3 students
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWVXvG0HaIA - Applying to Oxbridge
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oRlAP5IoH7LL0SLK8vOYSYRzuUJJ6RLq/view - Making competitive applications to Oxford and Cambridge
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06zhf9j/the-nine-to-five-with-stacey-dooley

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