Careers

The Careers programme for Year 12 begins in earnest in the Spring Term.  Time is taken to independently research different careers which are of interest to students and further Morrisby and Fast Tomato profiling is offered.  Outside speakers are invited into school to open up the world of Apprenticeships, employment, further education and UCAS.  The whole yeargroup visit a university (this year it is Nottingham) at some point in the Spring Term.

Interview practice and CV writing skills feature in the Truly Educated schedule for our Year 13 students.  As part of Truly Educated, our students also have the opportunity to learn about financial matters - opening bank accounts, interest rates etc...

From the November in U6 we run mock interviews for all UCAS and Apprenticeship candidates who are to be called for interview.  For those applying to study Medicine we lay on mock MMI circuits tapping into our parent and alumni network for support with this.

Throughout the Sixth Form all students are encouraged to attend talks led by visiting speakers - recently these have included former Derby High students giving guidance on studying Medicine, applying to study at Oxbridge and what it is like to join a large engineering firm after A Levels in an Apprenticeship role.

Derby High is proud to be an Apprenticeships Champion in recognition of our positive approach to Apprenticeships and alternatives to UCAS.  Download the latest pack from the National Apprenticeship Service here.    

Further information about our approach to Careers in the Senior School, including our biennial Careers Fair and Visiting Speaker Programme is available here.