Careers and Destinations: Employers


To develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to life in a rapidly changing world.

  • We are keen to establish links between Heart of England school and employers and employees in the local community and beyond.
  • The careers programme is continually being developed and evaluated. We believe that every student should have opportunities to learn from employers about the world of work, employability skills and the personal qualities that are valued in the workplace. This will increase the self-confidence of students and raise aspirations. Students can then make informed choices about future careers.
  • We are working towards full implementation of the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure that careers provision is of the highest quality for students.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

As an employer you can support all of our students significantly. We want our students to successfully transition out of secondary school equipped for the world of work. ​

Business Owners and Employers can support the school by

  • Offering work experience
  • Offering a visit to your place of work
  • Giving Careers talks, assemblies and interview techniques
  • Student Mentoring

Please contact Catherine Williams, Careers and Destinations Lead for more information.