Careers Information

Careers, Aspirations and Guidance Co-ordinator:

Miss L Hill

Our careers framework is linked to the Gatsby Benchmarks, Local Enterprise Partnerships and ACEG framework. All students from Year 7 through to Year 11 are exposed to the many aspects of careers work undertaken here at Kingsbury School and includes a Year 7-11 Tutor program as well as assemblies which include aspects of careers, enterprise and employability, national awareness days and themed weeks including national careers and apprenticeships week.

We also work with Warwickshire and Coventry LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) to help deliver a vast range of exciting activities during the school year, which inspires students, develops their soft skills and give our students a great exposure to the world of work. The activities range from employer talks, careers fairs, College and University visits, motivational speakers plus much more.

Each year the activities can vary depending on new schemes and initiatives which are introduced.

The Baker Clause, which came into effect on 2nd January 2018, stipulates that schools must ensure that a “range of education and training providers” have access to pupils from year 8 to year 13, so that they can be informed what technical education and apprenticeship options are available.
UK Government (2018)

Baker Clause Policy

CEIAG Policy


Careers Calendar 2023-2024

Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week 2024

Careers Newsletter: May 2023

Careers Newsletter: June 2023

The Role and Responsibility of the Careers Adviser, What to Expect from your Career Guidance Interview? Careers Advice and Guidance in Kingsbury School – Guidance

Useful Careers Websites and Resources for students, parents/carers and teaching staff – Resources

DfE Careers Strategy 

DfE Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers

CDI Framework



A Guide to Choosing GCSE Options

Key Stage 4 Curriculum and the Year 9 GCSE Options Process

Useful careers links and websites for The British Army:

The trade roles candidates have to be a minimum of 16 years and 6 months on the day of intake with the upper age limit of 17 years 4 months and 30 days. With the exception of the RLC Driver (Highlighted- which is 16 years and 3 months on date of intake with the same upper age limit) (Grade 4 Maths and English language)


Year 10 Work Experience Letter

We are committed to offering all Year 10 students an opportunity to take part in a one-week work experience placement. Such an experience offers many benefits and helps to promote the careers programme and employability skills. Year 10 Work Experience usually takes place in July.

What is Work Experience? 

A placement on employer premises in which a student carries out a particular task or duty, or range of tasks or duties, as would an employee, but with the emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience. 

Why Do I Need to Go on Work Experience? 

  • To discover more about the ‘world of work’ 
  • Opportunity to gain insight into a particular working environment. 
  • To develop important work-related skills 
  • To build confidence and independence 
  • Experience working with adults and as part of a team. 
  • Work Experience looks good to future employers on your CV. 
  • Adding relevance to your coursework 
  • Can lead to a full-time position. 

All Year 10 students will be given guidance on the procedures and preparation for work experience during tutor and work experience lessons. We encourage students to find their own work experience placements. We would recommend they contact companies to secure a placement in an area they are interested in and that reflects their ability and aptitude. It is vital that students consider this carefully to find the most beneficial placement. Students should make such contact under the guidance of an adult, either at home or in school. We recommend students using their school email address and not contacting individuals on social media. 

We use a platform called Unifrog to support the Work Experience process.  Students will source their own placements and once agreed, all the information will be entered onto Unifrog.   

Unifrog have created a set of guides about placements for parents and students:

Guides – Placement – Unifrog

How to… use the Placements tool : Unifrog Placement Guides

For students: a guide to placements / work experience : Unifrog Placement Guides

A reminder that It is important when you source your own placement that you ask the employer to confirm that they have a current Employer’s Liability Insurance Policy, this is in place to ensure that your child is fully protected whilst on placement.


Click here to see scheduled College and Sixth Form open days

Useful Careers Websites and Resources for students, parents/carers and teaching staff Your Routes to Employment – Resources


We are always open to Employers visiting the school to give career talks during assemblies and small group work activities. We invite local and national employers to attend our Career Fairs. 

If you are interested in visiting our school, please contact Lisa Hill.