Careers & Work Related Learning

At Tewkesbury School, we offer career guidance and work related learning opportunities from Year 7 through to Year 13.

Students and their parents have access to a range of support allowing them to learn about the local labour market requirements and future career paths. This is vital in helping students and their parents to make informed decisions about subject choices as they enter Years 10 and 12.

Across our wide and varied curriculum we embed careers learning at every stage, with employers coming in to support our teaching teams, highlighting to young people the relevance of their school based learning to future careers. This is particularly done across STEM subjects (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

We value the importance of excellent impartial careers advice and work with a variety of external agencies, local post-16 providers and higher education establishments to share advice and guidance on a range of qualifications such as GCSEs, A-Levels, BTEC Diplomas, HNCs, HNDs and degrees.  The programme offers extensive advice and guidance on the future of each student.  Knowing what to do next, whether it is University, Sixth Form, Further Education College or an Apprenticeship is central to our careers and work related learning programme.  All students are fully supported in receiving appropriate guidance to help them decide on their next steps, with plenty of opportunities to visit Further and Higher Education establishments throughout their time at our school.

Here at Tewkesbury School we enjoy excellent relationships with a wide variety of employers from across the county. This enables us to ensure our students have multiple encounters with employers throughout their time with us, across a whole host of enrichment activities. These include an apprenticeship fair for Years 11 and 13 students hoping to gain employment; an interactive career fair for Year 10 students aimed at broadening horizons and introducing them to careers they have not encountered before; workplace visits to local employers; careers talks from business partners; work experience in Year 12; enterprise and employability skills building days and mentoring schemes.

We value the importance of future goals and raising aspirations and tailor our programme to make sure each student is equipped with the employability skills needed for the modern workplace and a clear idea of their next steps whenever they finish their studies with us at Tewkesbury School. 

The following links are useful:

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx