IMG_0356Careers Staff
Careers Coordinator – Mrs. Crosby (Monday-Thursday)
Independent information, advice and guidance on student work experience.  Organiser of the annual Gordano School Careers Convention. For further details, please email:

School Careers Adviser – Mrs Jones (Twice a week)
Independent information, advice and guidance on future career plans.  Organiser of careers education for Years 7-11. To book student appointments, please complete a self-referral slip (from Student Reception or the Careers office).  For further details, please email:

Careers Programme
A comprehensive programme of careers education, independent information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) takes place throughout the year.  Examples include:

Careers Convention –

Annual Careers Convention held at Gordano School. An opportunity to meet representatives from higher education, colleges, apprenticeships

Employability Skills Programme –

Part of the school curriculum as well as standalone activities for all year groups; including external speakers, career research resources, skills building and trips to employers and local colleges.

Lunchtime Careers Talks –

‘A Day in the Life of ..’ briefings by employers highlighting their industry and job roles in their sectors.

Work Experience

An opportunity for Year 10 pupils to gain experience of the workplace.  Assists with social development, occupational awareness and provides evidence of transferable skills for future CVs, personal statements and interviews.  The Careers Coordinator meets each Year 10 pupil to discuss progress and is available for guidance regarding opportunities. Pupils are responsible for finding their own work experience placement. 

Year 10 Employability Programme –

Workshops on CV writing, job applications, interview skills and techniques, culminating in students undertaking mock interviews with a local employer for a position they have applied for.

Post 16 Careers Programme

Use the following link to see our Post 16 Careers pages.

See below for a PDF of the latest Youth Employment Service (YES) Newsletter.

YES Newsletter November 2015

Guidance Software and Useful Websites 

This site presents students with a range of questions to highlight their interests and match them to potential career choices. You will need a password to use this site. Find your password here

This site provides information about hundreds of careers and has a section "Subject Links" providing information about the links between subjects and careers. You will need a password to use this site. Find your password here

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England.
They are responsible for increasing the number of Apprenticeship opportunities and providing a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners. This includes simplifying the process of recruiting an apprentice through Apprenticeship vacancies, an online system where employers can advertise their Apprenticeship job vacancies and potential apprentices can apply.

Use the career wizard to find out what jobs could suit you - could you do that?
Browse career videos by job type to get inspiration choose your subjects. Check out links between subject choice and career.

Plan your study & work. Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time - even to university level.

An online guide that offers careers and training advice, ranging from helping you choose a college to finding an apprenticeship.

Hundreds of short video interviews for careers advice from the people who actually do the jobs.  Discover the future you.

Careersbox the national online careers film and video library. Real people real jobs to help young people students teachers career professionals influencers