Careers Programme

We deliver a structured Careers programme which is reviewed on an annual basis, and involves all year groups. 

Below are some of the key activities, which we offer and all activities are linked to the CDI Framework, the link to which can be found here:

CDI Framework

Year 7

  • Year 7 Career Lessons
  • Make It Real Game
  • Team Building Day

Year 8

  • Year 8 Career Lessons
  • One Pound Challenge
  • Careers Activity Day

Year 9


Year 10

  • Work Experience Information Evening
  • Work Experience Preparation Event
  • Work Experience Week
  • Work Experience De Brief

Year 11

  • Future’s Day
  • Post 16 Pathways Evening
  • Post 16 Pathways one-to-one guidance meetings
  • Visits to Colleges
  • Apprenticeships Awareness Session
  • Careers Fair
  • Personal Guidance Interviews

Sixth Form

  • Visit to the National Apprenticeship Show at Milton Keynes
  • Visit to UCAS Higher Education Convention
  • Visit to UCAS Oxbridge Conference
  • Year 12 Work Experience Week
  • Talks from Student Finance, Employers and our Alumni
  • One-to-one guidance on UCAS applications
  • One-to-one guidance on apprenticeship and employment applications
  • Post 18 Pathways conference for students
  • Careers Fair
  • Recruitment Day – WillMott Dixon
  • Mock Interviews and CV with Jobcentre Plus

Whole School




  • Apprenticeship information evening and careers fair
  • Careers talks by local business at lunch time and during lessons
  • Careers information embedded into class teaching


Apprenticeships Parent resources

Labour Market Information

Hertfordshire Skills Framework

This is the culmination of a huge research piece carried out by The University of Hertfordshire to identify the predominant skills and qualities that a large range of Hertfordshire employers have stated are most important for young people to possess and demonstrate in the workplace; it is therefore vital information for students, teachers and parents to be aware of. These skills are going to be embedded throughout the school both within the curriculum and through wider awareness within work on CV’s and in assemblies.

Hatfield Labour Market Information

Hatfield Labour Market - Welwyn/Hatfield

Every student, and parent, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. Careerometer 2 enables our students to review and compare different occupations, what they involve and what the potential earnings can be.

Employer Engagement:

We recognise the importance in working with local employers in order to support our Careers programme and we are very keen to establish links with employers who will be able to bring this learning to life and provide our students with an insight to the world of work.

We currently engage with over 50 different employers through work experience placements for our Year 10 students and our Careers Fair. We welcome further support from employers within a range of industries. If you would like to support any of the above events or feel you may be offer support in a different way then, please contact our Careers Lead, Angela Manley

Careers Policy

Provider Access Policy

Student and Parental Support

Mrs Manley, Careers Lead is available every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Careers Office (upstairs in the Sixth Form Block) to discuss employment, decision making, career planning and support with CVs, interview advice and higher education.  Mrs Manley can be contacted via the following email address  Should any student or parent wish to make enquiries about careers information, guidance and support on an individual basis, please do not hesitate to contact her.

Parents have a big role to play in supporting their children through their careers choices.  Follow this link for further information and support.

To Help My Child

The CEIAG programme is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.  The next review will take place in September 2023. 

Our careers leader is Mrs A Manley. Contact via email: or by calling the school on 01707 264228.