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Careers information

Our Careers Team


Careers Leader: Joe Warmington

Contact details - 07541 690 152


 Sue Schofield

Contact details - 07546 306 071


Careers Advisor: Viv Worsley 

Careers Guidance


Providing the highest quality careers information, education, advice and guidance is important to us at Manchester Hospital School. We aim to ensure that every student is equipped with the skills, abilities and qualifications to pursue a fulfilling career.  Our careers programmes begin in year 7 when we begin to explore options and raise aspirations in partnership with a wide range of post 16 and 18 providers and careers educators.

All young people are required by law to continue in education or training until they are 18 and we are committed to ensuring that they are able to progress to the most appropriate post 16 option which might be at a sixth form or FE college, apprenticeship or traineeship.

There is a carefully tailored programme for every year group, which involves careers education in lessons, visits to universities, colleges and employers as well as careers fairs and employer engagement days. Our strategy is designed to develop core skills for employability including personal, learning and thinking skills in enterprise, problem solving and communication. 

We are very proud of our record in ensuring our students progress to the right destination post 16, and succeed on their chosen course by continuing to provide support from GCSE and beyond.

Student careers entitlement.

By the end of year 11 every student will have had the opportunity to access:


Impartial information, advice and guidance from an independent, highly qualified advisor
Individual careers interview and action plan
Careers events, college and university visits
Support in writing personal statements/CVs
Detailed, accurate references
Opportunities to work with employers and undertake work-related learning
Support and guidance in applying for apprenticeships
Additional support for students with special educational needs and disabilities or who may face barriers to making progress post 16


How Manchester Hospital School measures and assesses the impact of the careers program on the students.

  • All students complete a careers questionnaire annually so that changes in aspirations can be mapped and programmes can be targeted.
  • Student and staff questionnaires are used to gauge student understanding of careers education and the impact on their aspirations.
  • Tracking of student destinations in Year 12 and for 3 years after they leave Manchester Hospital School.
  • The published careers information will be reviewed in July 2022



Advice for parents and students


Bench Mark 2 Learning from career and labour market information

Bench Mark 3

Addressing the needs of each pupil

Bench Mark 4

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Bench Mark 5

Encounters with employers and employees

Bench Mark 6

Experiences of workplaces

Bench Mark 7 Encounters with further and higher education

Bench Mark 8

Personal guidance

Autumn Term

Year 10 & 11 careers meetings

Displays around school

LMI Assembly

Year 10 & 11 careers meetings


Further & Higher Education Careers Fair (All years)

Interview Skills Assembly

Year 11 college visits

Further & Higher Education Careers Fair (All years)

Year 10 & 11 careers meetings

Spring Term

Year 10 & 11 careers meetings

Displays around school


Year 10 & 11 careers meetings

Short film clips highlighting careers linked to subjects (all years).

Guest speakers in person & virtually.

Local Employers & Apprenticeships Careers Fair (all years)


Guest speakers in person & virtually.

Short film clips highlighting careers linked to subjects (all years).

Guest speakers in person & virtually.

Year 11 college visits

Year 10 & 11 careers meetings

Summer Term

Key 3 Careers meetings

Key 3 Careers meetings

Short film clips highlighting careers linked to subjects (all years).

Guest speakers in person & virtually


Year 10 & KS3 visits to workplaces.

Short film clips highlighting careers linked to subjects (all years).

Guest speakers in person & virtually.

Year 10 & KS3 college visits

Key 3 Careers meetings


An apprenticeship as a pathway into employment.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you will:

  1. work alongside experienced staff
  2. gain job-specific skills
  3. earn a wage and get holiday pay
  4. get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)

Apprenticeships take 1-5 years to complete depending on their level.









Levels of Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:



Equivalent educational level






A level


4,5,6 and 7

Foundation degree and above


6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

You can search for apprenticeships here.


Gatsby Benchmarks

The eight Gatbsy Benchmarks are the framework for good career guidance developed to support schools in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance which we are implementing at Manchester Hospital School.

Our current progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks



1. A stable careers programme

Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.

The careers programme should be published on the school's website in a way that enables pupils, parents, teachers and employers to access and understand it. The programme should be regularly evaluated with feedback as part of the evaluation programme. 

2. Learning from career and labour market information

By the age of 14, pupils should have accessed and used information about career paths and the labour market to inform their own decisions on study options. 

Parents should be encouraged to access and use the information about labour markets and future study options to inform their support to their children. 

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

A school's career programme should actively seek to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations

Schools should keep systematic records of the individual advice given to each pupil and subsequent agreed decisions. All pupils should have access to these records to support their career development. 

Schools should collect and maintain accurate data for each pupil on their education, training or employment destinations for at least 3 years after they leave the school. 

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

5. Encounters with employers and employees

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

6. Experiences of workplaces

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks. There should be at least one experience by the age of 16 and a subsequent one by the age of 18. 

7. Encounters with further and higher education

By the age of 16, every pupil should have had a meaningful encounter with providers of the full range of learning opportunities, including 6th forms, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers. This should include the opportunity to meet both staff and pupils. 

By the age of 18 all pupils who are considering applying for university should have had at least 2 visits to universities to meet staff and pupils. 

8. Personal guidance

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.


Useful careers advice and links


National Careers Service




A Guide to apprenticeships


What are apprenticeships, Traineeships and internships?


Careers Advice for Parents (Creating Better Futures).


What career is right for me?


Careers in the NHS