Info for Parents and Pupils
Advice and Guidance
Ideas4Careers is a matrix accredited career guidance company who work in partnership with King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys to provide high quality, impartial career guidance to students. Their experienced guidance practitioners are Level 7 qualified and are on the UK Register of Career Guidance Practitioners held by the Career Development Institute.
Students can have a careers appointment at school with our named guidance practitioner:
Neil Stoddart RCDP firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointments are arranged through the school Careers Leader and take place between January and March each year.
What is a careers interview? - Please see document at the bottom of this page. This may be useful when preparing for your career guidance interview.
There are lots of different places to study after GCSE if you want to visit them here is a list of the Schools and Colleges and their Open Days
Information about what they are, what T levels are available and where to study them can be found here
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Careers Leader or Head of Years or email@example.com
Please use the link below to access our Pupil, Parent and Carer Entitlement Policy:
The Impact of Our Careers Programme
The school will assess the impact of its careers programmes on students by completing an annual student survey and analysing destinations data in line with activities that they have taken part in at school. In addition, the view of students and parents will be surveyed after key events. e.g. Year 9 Careers Information Evening, Year 11 Work Experience, Year 11 & Year 12 Careers interviews.
Words for Work
For help on knowing how to look and apply for jobs, including how to write a curriculum vitae (CV), an elevator speech or dealing with trick interview questions the following website might be helpful
There are many websites available which provide information about careers. Some are directly related to particular industries and others are less specific however some of the following may be of use.
To find out more about what career areas may suit - complete this test and then research the options that are shared.
Talking to your child about careers
By visiting the Talking Futures website, parents can find the information and resources you need to have informed conversations about careers with your own children
The following websites include all areas and can often be searched by subject and/or interest area. Some also include information about pay and promotion prospects.
There are also many subject based or profession based websites that have careers sections, e.g.
Many students are interested in medical careers, but it is worth remembering that the Health Service requires a wide range of professional staff as well as the doctors. These websites give you information about some of these other roles.
There are many websites which promote independent activities to support career choices. It is also worth looking out for the many competitions that run in school. Participation in these will develop skills that employers will be looking for.
The following organisations run activities to support STEM careers
The University of Birmingham has a scheme called Routes to the Professions which provides support for students considering courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Accounting & Finance and Engineering.
Nationally it is known that there is a significant mismatch between the careers that young people wish to pursue and the opportunities available. Labour Market Information (LMI) can be used to help students and parents understand the salaries and promotion opportunities for different jobs, as well as the volume and location of vacancies in different sectors of the job market. You may find it helpful to use the Labour Market Information which can be investigated using 'Careerometer interactive' from the website below.