Careers Lead: Mrs D Evans

01635 510500

Link Governor: Mr T Morrison

Trinity School Careers Plan 2023-24

Trinity School is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education, information and guidance to meet the needs for all students in Years 7-13. It is differentiated to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of learning, planning and development.

All staff at Trinity School play an active role in delivering the careers programme and preparing students for the future. The careers education programme is delivered through a variety of activities including PSHE days, tutor sessions, guest speakers, assemblies, schemes of work and trips. All students are entitled to impartial and confidential careers advice and guidance.

The aim of the careers programme is to prepare students for their future destination and the world of work.

Our aim is to help the students achieve the following;

  • High aspirations and expectations for the future.
  • Gain a greater knowledge of the opportunities available and an understanding of how the world of work is changing, and the skills needed to be successful in the future.
  • Take part in work related activities both in and out of school.
  •  Meet with external and impartial business people to help investigate different jobs and careers pathways.- Identify skills and strengths needed to achieve in certain professions.
  • Develop the skills to access and manage careers and labour market information and advice from a range of face-to-face and online sources
  • Be able to make career enhancing plans, decisions and transitions at the appropriate time.
  • Develop their work related skills to improve their employability and understand how to prepare for the world of work.

All students are able to meet with the Careers Coordinator or our external careers' advisor, for individual appointments, with no restrictions on how many appointments students can have throughout their time at school. We also welcome parents to contact us for any advice and guidance required. Drop in careers appointments are also available on the Year 8 Option Evening and the 6th Form Open Evening.

Our careers plan is constantly developing to adapt to Government recommendations, and we use the Gatsby Benchmarks to regularly evaluate our provision to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students.

See attachment below for full details of careers activities for individual year groups and details of how our activities map against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.  


The careers market is constantly changing, and it is difficult to predict the future employment landscape. However, it is important to be aware of local labour market intelligence to find out which roles and skills are most in demand locally now and which will be in the future. This can help us understand the skills, qualifications and wider attributes that are needed for the future in the areas where we live.

Labour market information (LMI) is published by both the National Careers Service and the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.  It can help students and their parents understand the local job market.

To view current local labour market information please see the attachments below.

Starting Out Your Career - Opportunities in Berkshire Guide

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP Skills Report 2022

National Labour Market Information - 2020


In order for us to provide a comprehensive and varied careers education programme at Trinity School, we need the support of both local and national businesses. As well as this being personally rewarding, it is also an opportunity for businesses to;

  • Help students develop the work related skills needed in your work place.
  • Ensure that students and staff have knowledge and understanding about your business.
  • Mentor and coach the future generation, enabling them to have direct access to potential future employees.


Opportunities to help

There are a number of ways that employers can help to support the Careers Education Programme at Trinity School.  These include:

  • 1week work experience 
  • Work shadow days
  • Attending our Careers Fair
  • CV workshops
  • Supporting mock interviews
  • Giving inspiring talks
  • Giving employability skills workshops
  • Allowing workplace visits
  • Volunteering
  • Employer mentoring
  • Judging enterprise competitions


Careers Network

We are always grateful for the support that individuals and organisations give to the Careers programme at Trinity School. If you would like to join our Careers Network and explore the ways that you can help us inspire and educate students, then please contact the school’s Careers Lead, Mrs D Evans :


Careers Fair 6th February 2024 - Employer Invitation

Business Volunteers required for Mock Interviews 6th February 2024


It is important for students to start thinking about their potential career path early in their school journey as the decisions they make can impact on their future. Therefore, we have put together some information for you to help explore all the options and opportunities available to students. There is a lot of support available and we actively encourage students to make the most of the careers programme here at Trinity School. Please also see the Useful Career Resources and Website section


Apprenticeships allow students to gain qualifications alongside working and are available in a wide variety of sectors and at different levels. Further information is available in 'A Guide to Apprenticeships' below which is also available in Arabic, Latvian, Pashto, Romanian and Urdu on the website. Additional publications on apprenticeships can be downloaded below.

Careers Network

We are always grateful for the support that individuals and organisations give to the Careers programme at Trinity School. If you would like to join our Careers Network and explore the ways that you or your employer can help us inspire and educate students, then please contact the school’s Careers Lead, Mrs D Evans:

Careers Weekly News Updates


It is important to start thinking about your future as soon as you can to help explore all the options and opportunities available to you. There is lots of support available, so it is really important to make the most of the careers programme and provision here at Trinity.

As a starting point, you might want to start to consider questions such as;

  • What subjects do you enjoy at school?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What skills do you think you have?
  • What do you like doing when you are not in school?
  • Are there any jobs that currently interest you? Do you know what qualifications these require?
  • How can you improve your chances of gaining future employment?

At Trinity School you will be given careers support throughout your school journey from Year 7 to Year 13. This will include a range of activities to ensure that you gain impartial and independent advice. Examples of these activities are below;

  • Individual careers appointments with a L6 Careers Adviser.
  • Support in helping to make decisions with option choices and Post 16 choices.
  • Meetings with local employers to learn more about the work place.
  • Opportunities to meet with apprenticeship and other education providers.
  • Opportunities to participate in work experience and work shadowing.


Work Experience and Work Shadowing

All students in Year 10 will undertake a work shadow day which involves accompanying a relative or close family friend to their place of work. The aim of this is to allow you to experience the world of work and to investigate the links between school and your future career plans. This day will be really useful in helping you to develop both practical and social skills.

All Year 12 students will complete a week’s work experience during the summer term. This ideally should be linked to either career goals or potential university subjects to help ensure that it is valuable and relevant.


Choosing Option Subjects

GCSE options are chosen in the spring term of Year 8. The school will provide you with plenty of support to help you make your choices, but it is important that you start to research the subjects and careers that you are interested in pursuing. All students will have a 1-2-1 meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to finalise their option choices and may also arrange a careers interview with our careers advisor.

A-Level and BTEC Courses must be applied for by the published date in January of Year 11. The application form is available on the website and must be completed and submitted by the deadline. Again there will be plenty of help and support available and all students will be able to have a 1-2-1 interview with the careers advisor prior to making these choices.


An apprenticeship is a job that allows you to earn money whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. They are available to students after they have completed Year 11. There are a variety of different levels of apprenticeships that you can apply for depending on your interests, skills and qualifications.

As part of the careers programme at Trinity School, you will be given advice on apprenticeships and how to explore the opportunities available.

Additional Information

If you would like to find put more about careers please see the Useful Career Resources and Website section  and the Careers section of Firefly. You are able to request a careers appointment with Mrs Evans or our external independent careers advisor at any point in your decision-making. You can contact Mrs Evans on

Starting Out - The Berkshire Careers Guide

Summary of Apprenticeship Resources Availble Online


Resources for teachers are primarily shared via our Firefly VLE.


The sections below contain links to some websites that may be useful when researching different careers and options for the future. A comprehensive range of age appropriate resources are shared in the 'Careers' and '6th Form Life' sections of our Firefly VLE.


Students and their parents can access a comprehensive range of resources about apprenticeships on the Careers pages on Firefly, links to key sources of information include:

Link Information Source

Amazing Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships with major employers, vacancies and advice.

Guide for Parents

Apprenticeships - Guides for Parents and Carers from the government website.

Search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies on the government portal.

Apprenticeships Guide

Information on what to study, how to apply, who offers apprenticeships and more

Not Going to Uni Information on alternative career opportunities, including apprenticeships & work based learning (post-18)
Employment 4 Students Apprenticeship advice and links to organisations
Apprenticeships in the Arts Art, Photography, Design
Apprenticeships in Humanities Geography, History and RS
Apprenticeships in STEM (Science,Maths,Engineering and Technology) Science, Maths, Engineering and Technology


Careers Guide & Information 

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A Guide to Careers Options 2022

Guide to Career Options 2022 for school and college students. This guide includes information for parents and also features the Top 100 Employers & Top 50 Training Providers 2022.

All About School Leavers

Offers help and advice for school leavers on jobs and the career paths available to them, including information on the different levels of apprenticeship—Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree.

BBC Bitesize Careers

Information on next steps and how different subjects can support career pathways.


Short videos of different careers.

National Careers Service Provides careers information, advice and guidance to help people to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in their career.
Success at School Success at School allows young people to explore careers and top employers, as well as searching for jobs, courses and advice.
Target Careers Information for parents and teachers.
UCAS Careers List Exploring pathways after GCSE, browse the UCAS Guide to Careers.
University of Kent Careers Explorer The University of Kent website has a wealth of useful information and resources.
Make the Future Yours Magazine Online magazine with careers information and articles.


Careers Quizzes 

We are moving to the use of the Morrisby Careers & Advice Guidance Platform  in school. This is an interactive platform which helps students make better decisions about subjects, courses, careers and apprenticeships. Each student will have a lifetime login to their Morrisby Profile which means they can not only plan for their next academic step, but they can also manage future career plans. Morrisby Profiles allow students to grant ‘parental access’ to a trusted adult, to share their career journey. The quizzes and careers assessments completed on their Morrisby to create their 'Profile' will be updated as they progress through the school. Full details and video tutorials will be accessible to students on Firefly.

Additional sources that can be used to help in identifying careers include:

Link Information Source

UCAS Careers Quiz

To help students understand and then explore possible careers related to their interests

All About Careers 

Another quiz from All About Careers to produce careers ideas 

I Could...

A fun personality test linked to careers  ideal for younger students 

Personality Quiz  -

More detailed personality quiz to help identify interests


Curriculum Vitae & Job Applications

Students will have the opportunity to create their CV at an appropriate point in the PSHE programme. Information and advice is available to students on the careers pages of Firefly as well as on the websites below.


National Careers Service CV Advice

National Careers Service Writing a Cover Letter

National Careers Service - Completing Application Forms

Students Jobs Website CV example
CV Maker
Target Careers Advice on Filling out Application Forms


Funding & money matters

Link Information Source

Money to learn 

Information about financial help towards studies post-16 from

Student Finance 

Information about student finance towards your degree

Student Cashpoint

Help with finding funding to cover the costs of going to college or university


Higher Education & University

Link Information Source


School careers portal, all students will be issued with log in details


Explore what university courses are available and their entry requirements

The Russell Group

Information about some of the top UK universities. Download the “Informed Choices” booklet about 16+ study options and what A Level subjects to study (and not study!) if considering applying to a Russell Group University


Find out how other students rate universities & courses

Prospects Postgraduate website – find out what graduates do with their degree
UKcoursefinder Questionnaire to produce a list of university course ideas
University of Oxford Information about applying to The University of Oxford
University of Cambridge Information about applying to The University of Cambridge Statistics on Universities and the Graduate Job Market
Complete University Guide Complete University Guide
University Guide Guardian University Guide Information about studying abroad for an international education
Study in Europe Information about studying in Europe Calendar of university open days


Professional Organisations

Many professions and industries have national organisations which represent them. These may be useful sources of industry or occupation specific information for some careers. The government maintains an approved list of these professional organisations and learned societies which you can access here


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