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CAREERS

An introduction from Sarah Dustan, Lead Teacher for Careers

Lead Teacher of Careers: Mrs S Dustan (on maternity leave)

Senior Leadership Link for Careers: Mrs E Cooper

Careers Adviser: Mrs C Smith

Community Liaison Officer: Mrs L Wheeler

Where can I find out information about my options and future career pathways? 

Please visit the CareerPilot website which has lots of information about your future choices.  Register on the site using an email address you check regularly so you can save jobs and careers you find interesting to your dashboard.  

Where can I find out more about universities / apprenticeships / work experience opportunities?

We will regularly publish information here, so don't forget to check regularly for the latest opportunities!

  • Virtual work experience opportunities: Click here
  • College / university open days, webinars, events and short online courses: Click here
What careers provision is available at Corsham School?

Careers Education and Guidance at Corsham School is aimed at providing pupils with information and advice as they make important decisions about their future. We encourage our students to start thinking about their future careers and employment from an early stage. There is a whole programme of activities organised to open the students’ minds to ideas about their future, while also raising aspirations.

This is provided by:

1. A comprehensive Careers Education Programme run by the People and Community department. For more information on this please contact Sarah Dustan, Lead Teacher of Careers.

2. Provision of Careers Events to give students experience of the world of work.

Activities include external speakers in assemblies, visits to externally organised careers/employability or university fairs, discussion groups, and visits to different workplaces and companies.

We host a Careers Fair every year in school where pupils have the opportunity to meet employers and individual professionals from a whole range of employment sectors and training providers. Pupils can find out about apprenticeships, further and higher education, and employment options.

We highly value contributions made by external employers to inform our students about Career pathways available to them. We find students engage very well with these events, for instance, CV writing and interview skills with employers built in to our Year 10 curriculum.

We also support a variety of STEM events to give all students access to employers involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

In Corsham 6th Form students follow a comprehensive careers programme during core lessons which includes visiting speakers from universities, Higher Apprenticeships programmes, gap years, volunteering and much more.

We pride ourselves on giving each and every student a wide range of information to enable them to make informed decisions about their future. To this end, we organise and run a large combined University Fair, higher degree and apprenticeship evening in February each year available to students in years 10-13 and their parents to attend.

Independent advice

We have a Careers Adviser available in school, who works closely with students in Years 11, 12 and 13, and who can also advise pupils in other year groups.

Appointments are offered to students during school hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Students can book an appointment with our Careers Adviser by emailing: careers@corsham.wilts.sch.uk