Career Awareness

What we offer

Themed careers events

"Jobs on the Water" showcased a dozen careers in, on or near the water. A marine architect, a sailmaker, Merchant Navy cadet, water sports instructor, apprentice marine engineers were among those who presented their jobs to an audience of 50 students. Students were amazed to hear about jobs they never knew existed from those who had found their dream job by following their passion. 

Career Showcase events

At Guildhall, hundreds of students attend an annual career showcase event, meeting a wide range of professionals and skilled tradesmen representing an eclectic and unusual mix of careers, from butchery to upholstery, from gardeners to air pilots.


Workplace visit programme

A light touch work experience. Spend two hours in 3 different venues on a theme to feel the difference in the workplace.

One to One mentoring

This programme offers interview practice, CV writing guidance and mentoring. An invaluable service delivered by professionals happy to give up a few hours of their time each year to inform and encourage young people as they embark on life after school.  

We believe that broadening horizons and raising aspirations are crucial for young people. Working with professionals or those in skilled trades or creative sectors, students develop an understanding of what a job is really like, through work place visits and mentoring programmes. Face to face encounters build students' confidence and equip them for interviews and rigorous selection processes.