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Careers & Work Experience

Careers & Work Experience

Work experience and career planning are vital to your ongoing progression and independence. That’s why we will be helping you to develop the essential tools and skill sets to help you thrive in these areas. We will update this page with tips and links we believe will help you on your path to your desired career path.


When you feel ready to take on work experience just let your teacher know and they will put you in touch with the WEX co-ordinator. Not sure what you want to do yet? That's fine, we have onsite careers advisors that can help you plan your next steps.

National Careers Service are hosting a weekly Q&A session on their Twitter and Facebook.

Get involved via the link below to discuss career, education and employment options with their friendly advisers!



Are you an employer eager to help a student get their first taste of the working world and kick-start their career? Please get in touch with our WEX team via the button below.


"Students receive good careers advice and guidance, which supports them in their next steps. For example, through discussions with former students of the college, they understand what it is like to study at university."

-Ofsted 2019


Summary of the Careers Programme 

At Shooters Hill Sixth Form College we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students.  We want to ensure that all students have the skills, knowledge, experience and resources required to progress in their chosen pathways. Our Careers and Employability Education is tailored to specific vocational areas and level of study.

The College endeavours to work towards The CDI Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education March 2018,  DFE statutory GuidanceGuidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges (October 2018)   The DFE Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents (Dec 2017)  The college Careers and employability programme follows good practice guidance including the Gatsby Benchmarks, Ofsted Frameworks and other relevant bodies. 

Below is a summary of our Careers Programme detailing careers and employability activities available throughout the year.


Careers Guidance

  • Careers Guidance Meetings by
  • Appointment
  • Careers Guidance Drop-ins
  • Careers Advice at Enrolment
  • Telephone Advice
  • Email Advice
  • Next Steps Group Works
  • Progression Appointments
  • Online Careers Resources
  • School Visits and Transition


  • CV Writing Sessions
  • Employability Skills Sessions
  • Blended Learning Employability Programme & Tutor Programme
  • Careers and Employability Programme
  • Work Ready Interviews
  • Curriculum Linked Guest Speakers incl. STEM Ambassadors
  • Job Search Skills
  • Apprenticeship Advice
  • Work Experience placements



  • College wide visit to Skills London
    National Apprenticeship Week
  • College Careers and Apprenticeship Fair
  • Higher Education Fair
  • Open Days
    Educational Trips and visits
  • Visiting Guest speakers
  • Employer Experience
  • Work related Learning
  • College Taster Days
    Enrolment Support
  • Parents’ Evenings Assemblies/Induction

Higher Education

  • UCAS Clearing Support - Drop-ins and by Appointment
  • UCAS Application Support
  • Personal Statement Writing and Course Search Support
  • University Visits
  • Student Finance Support

During their time at the college all students will have the opportunity to receive personal guidance through attending a meeting with a careers adviser. 

In addition to this, students can request a meeting by contacting the employability team or by dropping in to the Advice and Guidance area within Student Support on the 3rd Floor of the D Block. 

Students can use the computers in the Advice and Guidance area to research options, create/update CVs, job search, complete applications etc.


Further details can be obtained from Sarah Stocking who is our Careers Leader. She can be contacted by email on or by phone on 0208 319 9419.  

How we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme

It is hard to evaluate the success of any careers programme however we use the following methods:

  1. Published data: The Department for Education publishes a range of data on pupil destinations at 16 and 18 and we compare our college with local colleges and measure against schools across England.
  2. Evaluating activities: We try to evaluate the success of each activity by asking our students and visitors for feedback on the impact of the activity.  This data is analysed and in order to identify trends and to tailor the Careers programme to meet the needs of our students, local labour market etc.
  3. We are currently working towards a Quality Award CEIAG (Prospects) which meets the requirements fully for the national validation by the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS) The Government recommends that schools and colleges should  gain formal accreditation of their careers programme through the Quality in Careers Standard - the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. The Standard offers an opportunity for providers to undergo an external evaluation of their careers programme through meeting all eight Gatsby Benchmarks


    Our Careers Leader is Sarah Stocking, Director of Employability  is a qualified careers adviser, she who can be contacted by email on or by phone on 0208 319 9419.

    Nadia Brobbey is the Deputy Director of Employability and is a qualified careers adviser, she offers appointments to students.

Detailed Careers Programme 

Review of information published
Our next review of the information published will be in Nov 2019.

Useful links:

Career Planning

Use the boxes below to search a job or career and discover the average salary figures for your chosen career path in the UK. 

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