Careers Service

Careers Advice, Information and Guidance at The Regis School.

Our Careers advisor is Mrs Marie Harding. She can be contacted on 01243 871062 or by email at mharding@theregisschool.co.uk. Situated in Room 25 on the ground floor, the Careers office is open Monday to Friday to offer informed, impartial advice & guidance to all students of the school on finding the right move for them whenever they choose to leave The Regis School.

With a Careers library stocked with high quality resources provided by How2Become, and software on hand for students, the careers office has access to information on further & higher education, apprenticeships, work experience, internships, training and volunteering opportunities to help students make educated choices about future career paths. Our qualified and highly experienced Careers Adviser is on hand to offer one to one appointments or work within the classroom to facilitate understanding about all aspects of moving from school into the working world.

Students across both key stage 3 and 4 are actively involved in a wide variety of activities, lessons and workshops focussed on careers and their future.   We work with a range of external partnership agencies, including NCOP (National Collaborative Outreach Programme) which aims to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education by 2020, and the Local Enterprise Partnership, through Coast2Capital.

Throughout the school year there are a number of careers events for students including career focused weeks for specific year groups. These incorporate visits from employers, apprenticeship providers, universities, colleges and many other relevant organisations. In addition to this we invite employers to run workshops on networking, interview techniques, achieving your goals and being successful. We feel it is vital for students to get feedback from the very people they will be facing when they leave school.

The careers service has also built up a network of local employers that can offer work experience and strives to help each student from Year 10 to 13 complete an effective CV and begin to understand the process of promoting themselves and their skills in a highly competitive world. Whether that be applying for a Saturday job, a higher apprenticeship or completing a personal statement on a University application.

The Regis School are following the Gatsby Benchmarks, which set out the standards for Careers Guidance in schools and colleges. We review our progress against these standards every September and March using a Compass Tool provided by The Careers and Enterprise Company.

“ There are a range Career Guides and books about the recruitment process, from CVs to psychometric testing, available for students to use, that have kindly been donated by How2Become.com. They are an excellent resource for students and parents who are looking for advice about a range of different Career routes.”

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Careers and Apprenticeships Websites

Below are some useful Careers websites that Teachers, Parents and Students can use to find information about all aspects of CIAG.

  • Fast Tomato

An award-winning career planning and management tool designed to help all young people aged 13 to 19 years old with their career decisions. Through a series of questionnaires an individual can explore their skills and personality traits alongside career ideas as well as study and training options. www.fasttomato.com

  • UCAS

UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It’s the centralised service that students use to apply to university. It can be a useful tool for students of all ages to find out about what courses are available for future study.   www.ucas.com

  • National Careers Service

Information on over 750 jobs and you can contact a careers advisor by email, phone or online. www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

  • Health Careers

Make a difference with a career in health. Get all the information you need to take the next step in your career.  www.healthcareers.nhs.uk

  • iCould

This website allows you to watch short video clips of people in a wide range of job sectors. www.icould.com

  • Careers Box

Short films on various careers from Medical, Science, Creative and Media to name but a few. www.careersbox.co.uk

  • Step Into the NHS

Doctors and nurses may be the obvious choices but with 350 choices available they are certainly not the only ones. www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk

  • Prospects

Aimed at students seeking a graduate career. An excellent resource offering information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates.  www.prospects.ac.uk

  • Getmyfirstjob

GetMyFirstJob is a recruitment platform which offers you a whole new way to find your first Apprenticeships and jobs, with the best employers and training providers. www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

  • Amazing Apprenticeships

The official site to discover exciting apprenticeships, explore classroom resources, book free support and meet real apprentices.  www.amazingapprenticeships.com

  • Find an Apprenticeship

Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship.  www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk


I am very proud to offer careers support to students of The Regis School, to see the potential of a young person grow as they achieve their goals is fantastic. I see the role of the Careers department as one of bringing in employers, universities and others to open doors for students and let the outside world see just what the students of the school have to offer. Marie Harding – Head of Careers

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