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The Careers Department at Highworth Warneford School aims to provide every student with high-quality careers information as well as specifically teaching the careers and enterprise skills that employers are seeking.  All students have access to up to date careers information to research careers pathways and are supported at all stages of their time at the school to make good, positive choices.

In year 7, 8 and 9 all students take part in a Careers and Enterprise Day.  They also complete a programme of activities in form time linked to the Careers programme.

In year 10 students have the opportunity to go out on work experience, attend a mock interview and visit local colleges. Local college ambassadors visit in the autumn to support the year 11 students with their college applications. They also receive information about higher education options from local universities. In addition, all students in years 10 and 11 have careers lessons as part of the school’s PSHE programme.

The school actively seeks to work with employers in the local area and this provides many opportunities for our students to undertake visits, take part in competitions and have lessons enriched through the participation of a wide variety of companies and organisations.

The school regularly evaluates the effectiveness of its careers provision and seeks the input of students, staff, parents, employers and outside agencies in this regard.

For further information, or to get involved in the school’s careers programme, please get in touch using the contact details below.

Careers Leader: Mrs T Duncan (01793) 762426

Please click on the following links for useful website links or the attachments below for further Careers information:


Careerpilot is a free website that provides impartial careers information to students aged 13-19 in the South West region about all the choices available.

The site has:

•         Information on twenty job sectors;

•         Details about the choices at 14, 16 and 18,

•         Career Tools to help students make informed decisions;

•         An Adviser Zone with resources for teachers to use;

•         A Parent Zone.

Careerpilot is co-funded by all 12 universities in the South West region.

We provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions.

Your guide to services FREE CV advice and jobs searching.

Working to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Apprenticeships are key to growing a skilled and competitive workforce that meets the needs of employers and drives business growth. They are real jobs with training, available in more than 170 industries and 1500 job roles. Through their apprenticeship, apprentices gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills they need for their immediate job and future career.

T Levels are new 2-year, technical programmes designed with employers to give young people the skills that industry needs. From 2020, they will give students aged 16 to 18 a technical alternative to A levels and will help them to get a skilled job.

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:

  • studying at a publicly funded school or college in England - not a university
  • on a training course, including unpaid work experience