We fully recognise the importance of careers education, information, advice and guidance at Wilsthorpe School.  Research has shown the link between high-quality careers provision in schools and the earning potential of students.  Also, with the decline in the number of students working part-time nationally, there is a need to expose our students to the world of work and employers.  We aspire to ensure that all students are highly employable and be able to make informed choices, be enterprising and ambitious when deciding on their destinations, placing them in a position to make a positive contribution to the world we share. 

It is usual for career plans to change as students learn more about different subjects, industries, and employers.  We are proud of our NEET figures which compare favourably to national benchmarks.   

The Gatsby Benchmarks inform our careers programme, and we assess ourselves on how well we are meeting these benchmarks.   Whilst the students are in our care, they will: 

  • have had meaningful encounters with a range of employers and educational providers  
  • have had tailored support and advice from our qualified Careers Advisor 
  • linked curriculum learning to career opportunities  
  • have been provided with information about different career pathways, including apprenticeships, entry requirements and costs  
  • have had personal careers advice from a qualified careers advisor  
  • experienced a workplace visit 

Mr Gray – Careers Lead     graym@wilsthorpe.ttct.co.uk   

Mrs Hodgson – Careers Advisor   hodgsonc@wilsthorpe.ttct.co.uk 

Please click here to view the careers advice from The Two Counties Trust:  

Wilsthorpe Sixth Form is the number one choice for our own students and increasing numbers are joining us from other local schools. With our increasing variety of courses and dedicated teachers we are the obvious choice.
To follow certain vocational qualifications you may need to apply to another college. Click on the links to find out what’s on offer at colleges nearby.

Derby College

Nottingham College

Bilborough College

Brackenhurst College

Confetti

Loughborough College

At Wilsthorpe we are committed to providing students with excellent careers education, information and guidance.

This means:

• Clear, impartial advice, information and guidance about ALL the options available so that you can understand what they involve.
• Support and guidance to help you make choices and complete a career plan for the future.
• Regular personal support and feedback on how well you are doing.
• Help to decide what to do next, including further learning, training and employment.
• A programme of careers education helping you to develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning.
• The opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that effect your learning.
• An opportunity to set out an individual learning plan.
• An opportunity to learn about the world of work.

You might decide that going into training or employment is the right option for you. You might decide to –
• Start work.
• Start an apprenticeship.
Below are some relevant links that can help you with each option.

ProStart
D.A.R.T.
J.T.L
Webs
Juniper

Apprenticeships.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a genuine job and under all circumstances, an apprentice will be employed from day one.
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
An apprentice will:
• work alongside experienced staff
• gain job-specific skills
• earn a wage and get holiday pay
• be given time for study related to their role (the equivalent of one day a week)
A Parent’s guide to Apprenticeships can be found here
You can find out more and search for apprenticeships using the following sites:
• Gov.UK
• Amazing Apprenticeships
• The Apprenticeship Guide
• Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service
• Rolls-Royce
• BT (British Telecom)