Careers – Advice, Guidance, Opportunities

At Rednock, we understand that it is very very important you can access the latest and most relevant information that will help you to plan your future careers. This help starts with deciding which courses are best for you: you need to choose your GCSEs and A levels and prepare those soft skills required for the application process to go on to college or university, as well as applying for your first job or apprenticeship.  The world of work and the opportunities available are constantly changing – it is a tough market out there and we want to make sure that you have the edge over your competitors.

In order to achieve this we have developed a programme of Life Skills lessons, Off Timetable Days, exhibitions and events for you to attend over the five years as well as a range of online resources for you to access whenever you want.  Please take time and read through the table below.

Month Activity
September Year 13 Early Careers Review Talks

Year 11 Careers Workshops launched in the LRC

Year 11 Students Access 50 Things to Do

  October National Apprenticeship Show (West) at Cheltenham Racecourse

Year 11 Careers Workshops Continue

Year 12 Enterprise Early Intervention Interviews

Year 12 Financial Awareness, St James Place

Year 12 Universities and Apprenticeships Careers Fair, Bristol

1:1 Impartial Careers Interviews Begin (voluntary)

Years 9, 10, 11 Life Skills Lessons on The World of Work

November Year 9 Ambitions Lessons and Workshop Event

Years 12, 13 Ambitions Careers Evening Event

Work Skills Exhibition, National Exhibition Centre

6th Form  Evening – University, FE, HE, Apprenticeship Info

 December Years 11, 12 Application Form, Personal Statement Lessons
 January Year 11 Mock Interviews

6th Form Alternative Pathways Launch

 February Alternative Pathways Workshops

Festomane, Stroud

Careers Talks

 March Careers Talks

Year 7 Real Game

Year 9 Financial Awareness

April Careers Talks

1:1 Impartial Careers Interviews End (voluntary)

May Careers Talks

Year 10 Intervention Careers Workshops & 1:1 Interviews

July Rednock Futures / Community Day

Careers Talks

Year 10 Work Experience Weeks

September – July Years 12, 13 Work Experience / Volunteering throughout the year

Maximum 10 days in at least 2 blocks

On-going online support is available for you to use both on your own and with support from staff:

Useful internet based careers research tools:

Personalised Profiling:

Before using any of the websites below, all students are expected to undertake the SPARTAN test on as well as fully explore this website to understand the different paths to the world of work.


There has been a flurry of current opportunities advertised in a wide range of industry sectors. In order to help you start your search we have found some of the relevant start point links to help with any applications.

Live Vacancies NHS:

Please be aware of these current opportunities available at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Careers and Job Ideas

If you are unsure what you want to do in the future, these websites will help you explore different careers:

National Careers Service

Job profiles on this site provide information about specific jobs/sectors, entry requirement, skills required, salary information etc.


An online careers film and video library. Lots of case studies and video clips of real people doing different jobs.


Need inspiration for your career? iCould includes 1000 films of personal career stories, across many occupations. There is an option to search by subject area. Use the careers wizard by answering 5 questions to view articles and videos about careers that might suit you.

Career Pilot

Your choices at age 14, 16 and 18: explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level.  Information about vocational qualifications, plus the top 20 apprenticeship vacancies in the South West.

Careers World

Produce a magazine each term. Previously the Regional Training Prospectus. Now covers general careers info, local training providers and info and sector specific information.

Library / Book Based

There are lots of books to look at in the LRC for you to find out about different jobs and how to get there.  We keep this section up to date and keep an eye out for future employment trends.

Key books to look at are:

Heaps 2019; Careers Book 2018-2019

Key Contacts

Mr T J Justice – Rednock School, Head of CEIAG.

If your son / daughter would like a careers interview please contact Mr Justice via school email:

J Walker – Stroud Careers Service, Impartial Advice & Guidance.  Impartial IAG interviews offered to help you to consider your long term goals.

G Blackburn – GB Careers Services, Year 12 bespoke support for career planning and relevant work experience placements.