Careers Co-ordinator: Mrs C Love

Tel: 01257 262093

Holy Cross pupils begin to consider their future beyond secondary school as early as Year 7 and we have an integrated Careers Programme which aims to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.

All pupils study Careers in SMSC days that fall throughout the school year. This gives pupils the opportunity to explore different aspects of Careers, become aware of their strengths and weaknesses and extend their career aspirations.

Year 9 pupils begin to consider their GCSE options and experience an “Industry Day” in which many local employers, businesses, vocations, professional organisations and tradesmen are invited to visit Holy Cross. Students are given the opportunity to talk to people about careers they may have some interest in or careers in which they are merely curious about.

In Year 10, students will meet with representatives of our local Further Education colleges and also work through tasks on “Kudos” which will offer suggestions about possible careers that may be appropriate for their personal qualities and academic profile.

In Year 11, support is given to all pupils to make the right choices for post-16. We pride ourselves in supporting our pupils on to the next stage of their employment, education and training and NEETs are very rare at Holy Cross. We give them the opportunity to speak with prospective colleges and employers and provide guidance throughout the application process.

In this section you will find important information about our Careers Programme and also useful links to local college and employer websites. Please take some time to read and digest the information.

College Open Events

Child Employment Poster

Parental Guide to National Careers Week 2021

Download – Apprenticeships letter

Useful Careers Links


Key Facts: A-Level Decisions

Key Facts: Apprenticeships

Personal Statement Tips for College and Apprenticeship Applications

Parents’ Guide to Engineering Careers

Policies and Strategies

Policy Statement on Provider Access

Careers Strategy 2018-2020

Gatsby Benchmarks 2019-2020