If you are an employer or education provider who would like to be involved in our careers programme please see our Careers Provider Access Statement for contact details.

If you are a student, parent of a student, employer or education provider please view our careers provision protocol.

S6C Careers Programme

Gatsby Benchmarks

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

ActivityStudent participationDateGatsby Benchmark
Life Skills tutorial programme with TutorsAll Year 12s and all Year 13sYear 12 and 13 Terms 1-6 with specific sessions on careers1, 2, 3
Careers Passport delivered in Study Skills LessonsAll Year 12sYear 12 Terms 1-62, 3
Careers programme launch and decision making talkAll Year 12sYear 12 Term 1/21, 2, 3
National Apprenticeship Week (Visiting speaker from ASK and local apprenticeship employer, local apprenticeship employer stands)All Year 12s and 13sYear 12 and 13 Term 3 2, 5, 7
UCAS Fair at a local university (with talk from local university prior to visit to prepare students)All Year 12sYear 12 Term 55, 7
Development Days and UCAS reference registration Day
(visiting speakers from universities, apprenticeship providers and employers on employability topics and linking curriculum to careers)
All Year 12sYear 12 Term 6, Year 13 Term 1-22, 4, 5, 7
Work Experience for all studentsAll Year 12sYear 12 Term 66
Careers Guidance meetingsAll Year 12s and 13sYear 12 and 13 Terms 1-62, 3, 8
Visiting speakers (careers in the curriculum)All Year 12s and 13sYear 12 and 13 Terms 1-62, 4, 5, 7
Aspire to Excellence – extension programme with visiting industry-linked speakers – trip to Oxbridge – and 1:1 support in arranging work experience. Signpost industry linked programmes such as Smallpeice Foundation and Nuffield Research ProjectTargeted studentsYear 12 and 13 Terms 1-62, 3, 5, 6, 7
International Women’s DayAll Year 12s and 13sTerm 43, 5
National Careers Week All Year 12s and 13sYear 12 and 13 Term 4 2, 4, 5
Personal Statement workshops/checking clinics with local universitiesYear 13s who have applied to UCASYear 13 Term 1-27

Students will find careers posters and resources in the Study Centre and all classrooms relating to higher education, apprenticeships, employment and careers relating to all subject areas.

Students can find more careers information in the Google Careers Classroom which has links to Apprenticeship vacancies, work experience opportunities and university advice as well as the Careers Passport which supports the careers education that students receive through the Life Skills programme and through the curriculum.

For more information, please contact our Careers Lead: Rosie Roberts (

Please also see linked here a list of Apprenticeship vacancies that will be updated regularly – Live Apprenticeship Vacancies for Wiltshire

Labour Market Information (LMI)

What is LMI? “Labour Market Information answers questions about course choice, self-employment, how much money could be earned in a particular job, where the local job vacancies can be found, what will the ‘hot jobs’ be when students leave education. None of these questions or issues could be addressed without LMI. LMI can help to demystify the world of work and can help individuals achieve their career goals.

In summary, LMI provides the knowledge and understanding of how the labour market functions and is crucial for making sense of changing economic circumstances. It can also help when thinking about what the future might hold, so can support career decision making.”

Useful links for students and parents to find LMI

Salisbury Labour Market Intelligence – A toolkit giving education and employment information on the local labour market.

The National Careers Service – The National Careers Service offers free and impartial information, advice and guidance to help young people with decisions about careers, courses and work. The career tools are designed to enable students to learn more about the careers that interest them, discover their strengths and skills, and find the right courses and training.

Work Wiltshire – Work Wiltshire has created a series of localised LMI documents for Wiltshire and the surrounding areas. These documents show employment information for each area, and include links to interactive maps that young people can use to search for local businesses. This website also contains a weekly vacancy bulletin which lists all current apprenticeship and job vacancies across Wiltshire.

Careers Explorer – Hosted on the Careers Hub website, Careers Explorer contains information about a wide range of careers and, as the information is centred on Wiltshire, students/parents can use Careers Explorer to find local vacancies, courses and apprenticeships.

Careermap – Both Careermag for School Leavers, and Careermag for Parents, aim to bust myths and dispel misconceptions about pathways, careers and qualifications. Each issue includes Sector Spotlights, where they dive deep into industry sectors to see what careers there are and how to get them. This includes current labour market information and inspiring case studies – all of which are designed to help make well-informed decisions on careers of the future. – features over 1000 videos of people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path, and how different factors have shaped their direction. Videos can be filtered by job type or subject and cover a range of sectors and levels, encouraging young people to draw links between school subjects and jobs, and discover opportunities they may not have known about before. Each video is matched with labour market information – such as salary, qualifications and future employment – bringing together first-hand insight with practical next steps. Other site features include the Buzz Quiz, which encourages self-reflection and explores links between personality and work.

BBC Bitesize – Careers – BBC Bitesize is used by 80% of secondary school students for study and revision support. Developed in response to the new careers strategy, Bitesize Careers contains curriculum-linked job profiles with personal stories from young people who work in each job role. It also includes supporting labour market information, as well as articles on option choices, work experience, post-16 pathways, post-18 study, job applications and skills for work.

Careerpilot – Use the Careerometer to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc. Also, LMI in a box resources in their Adviser Zone. can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. 

Useful links for university and degree apprenticeships

Useful links for apprenticeships

Useful links for employment

Useful links for careers information and advice – information about post-18 options and contact details for independent careers advice. – information on careers in the NHS. – information on career in teaching.

Work Experience

All students are tasked with sourcing and participating in the equivalent of three day’s MEE (otherwise known as work experience) before the end of the Autumn term in the second year. Please click here for S6C’s work experience expectations and guidance document.


At S6C we are happy to support alumni with their applications to further their education or careers. 

If you require a reference for a job or apprenticeship application please email 

If you are an S6C alumni making a new application to study at university you can request to “link your application to the college” or simply “request a reference only” through your UCAS application. 

You can link your application to the College by registering to apply through a college when setting up your application, or if you’ve already registered as an individual then you can link your application to S6C by selecting “Options” in Apply and clicking on “Link your application to your school, college or organisation”. Both of these options will require the College buzzword which you can obtain by emailing 

Alternatively you can just request a reference through UCAS Apply, we will still be able to see your application which helps us write a relevant reference which supports your course choices but will not give the College permission to approve and send your application. You can request a reference without linking your application to the College by selecting “Options” in Apply and clicking on “Ask a registered school, college or organisation to write your reference only”. This will also require the College buzzword which you can obtain by emailing
We like to celebrate the career journeys of all our Alumni. To be added to the Alumni database and share your career journey with our current students please email Rosie Roberts

If you are a parent or carer or student at S6C and have any feedback on the careers programme at S6C please contact our Careers Lead, Rosie Roberts, by emailing