Next steps & Work Experience - Post-18 guidance

Hayes School is committed to promoting high quality careers education and guidance as an integral part of every student’s education. Whether you are planning to progress to university or into employment, apprenticeships or training, we hope that the information and links below will provide you with useful resources, advice and guidance and suggestions on how you can prepare for and keep in touch with your learning.

A planned programme of activities will help students choose 14-19 pathways that are appropriate for them and to gain the basic knowledge and skills to begin to navigate their way successfully through career choices and changes and sustain employability throughout their lives. Working in conjunction with teachers, Careers Bromley, independent and impartial careers advisers, parents, representatives from local industry and other partners, the school aims to give all students in Years 7 to 13 access to careers information, work experience and impartial guidance.

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Work Experience Information:

Work Experience - General Information

Example Letter to employers

CV Template

Parent Letter (Sent September 2022) - contains links to forms

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National Careers Service National Careers Service Speak to a national careers adviser, via phone (0800 100 900) or webchat, 7 days a week.
Excellence Through Endeavour   Contact our Careers Leader, Mrs C Stewart, on
02084622767 for a careers appointment.
Future Learn Future Learn Access MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in a range of subjects
 Money Advice Service The Money Advice Service Advice on budgeting, managing money and student finance
 apprenticeships logo black  Apprenticeships  Information on apprenticeships
 PWC2022  PWC Pathways A host of events available for National Apprenticeship Week 2022, plus information on all the Post-16 and Post-18 career pathways at PWC.
NAW2022 Apprenticeship Week Information Links to over 30 webinars, vlogs and resources to support students and parents throughout National Apprenticeship week.
NAW2022 2 CareerMap: Apprenticeship opportunities Great search function for looking into Apprenticeship opportunities.
GOOGLE2022 2 Google Parents' insight webinar

Fantastic online event - Weds 9th at 6.30pm. Requires registration


Year 13 Enrichment Booklet:

During the period of suspended time table, we have created the below resource which is designed to support you in preparing for your next step, be this apprenticeship, university or the working world. Alongside this the booklet contains personal development resources which will support you in extending your thinking on a range of topic areas, supporting taking your next step in your personal and professional lives.

Click here to download the Enrichment booklet.

 PiXL Resources:

Below is a series of resources which are designed to support your progression into a range of professions, university courses and to develop life skills which you will need in your wider personal lives.

PIXL Video - Top 10 tips to adjust to university


Academic Skills
Academic Skills for University
Being Independent 1
Being Independent 2
Personal Skills
Mathematics In Everyday Life
Planning The Next Steps 1
Planning The Next Steps 2
Reading Lists
Supporting Your Progression to University
Work Experience - Notes for Students & Parents
Work Experience - Notes for Employers & Parents