Careers

The Hemel Hempstead School seeks to maximise the life chances of all of our students and so it is crucial to prepare young people for life beyond school. The school aims to meet the needs of all students so the programme will be differentiated to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.  They need to be empowered to plan and manage their own futures and availability of information is a key determinant of career choice. The programme will raise aspirations, challenge stereotyping and promote equality and diversity. It supports social mobility by improving opportunities for all young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with special educational needs and disabilities.

The school endeavours to follow the DfE statutory careers guidance (2018) which includes the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Link to DfE statutory careers guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-strategy-making-the-most-of-everyones-skills-and-talents

The Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career 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

We perform excptionally well against these bechmarks as can be seen in an independent report here:

https://compass.careersandenterprise.co.uk/shared/CowLF7HsWVmGIdXKlcWfDltKRZCALHMa

The objectives of Careers Education at The Hemel Hempstead School are as follows:

  • To ensure that all students at the school receive a stable careers programme.
  • To enable all students to learn from information provided by the career and labour market
  • The CEIAG programme should be individual and address the needs to each student
  • To link the curriculum learning to careers learning
  • To provide students with a series of encounters with employers and employees
  • To provide students with experience of workplace(s)
  • To ensure that students have a series of encounters with further and higher education
  • To provide each student with the opportunity to receive personal guidance

To read the full Careers Policy, please visit our policies page here:  https://www.hhs.herts.sch.uk/information/policies/

Careers information advice and help

Students can get careers advice and help:

  • Careers work in the school is overseen by Assistant Headteacher, Mr J Heward.
  • The careers coordinator is Miss S Bond, who can be contacted on 01442 390 100, or via admin@hhs.herts.sch.uk or Twitter @HemelCareers
  • We work in close partnership with YC Hertfordshire, which is represented by Mrs E Readman and Ms H Stephens.
  • The careers office is in the library.

Please note, these are the career events and activities we aim to run in school. With the current Covid-19 situation, the school’s careers provision is not able to include as many employer encounters as in previous years so some of the events published may not take place.

We hope to resume a full programme as soon as possible.

All Year 11 students are offered a 1:1 career interview and students from other years are welcome to speak to Miss Bond if they would also like to make an appointment to speak to someone about careers, option choices or future plans.

Measuring impact

We are very proud of our destinations data.  Last year 99.4% of our leavers went on to education, training or employment, against a national average of 94%.

We review our careers programme against the Gatsby Benchmarks – we are proud to say that we do exceptionally well in every category.  Our Gatsby Profile can be seen by following this link.

We also review our careers programme and its impact, every March, once the official destinations data is published and YC Hertfordshire have compiled their activity survey.  Our destinations data can be viewed here.  

At The Hemel Hempstead School we believe it is important to assess the impact of our careers programme on our students.  We do this in a number of ways.

We identify and analyse the destinations of our Year 11 and 13 students taking into account their prior attainment.  For Year 11 students, we record pathways including Level 2 courses, Level 2 apprenticeships, Level 3 courses, Level 3 apprenticeships.

 Analysis of sector based outcomes to ensure our advice is relevant to the jobs available and to ensure that we promote equality of opportunity.

The proportion of students going onto Level 3 courses or apprenticeships is tracked over time. 

For Year 13 students we identify and analyse whether students go onto higher education and the range of courses being studied and the universities/colleges being attended or who go onto an apprenticeship and whether it is at Intermediate, Advanced or Higher level.

We track students for three years from the end of Year 11, identifying and reviewing where students leave or change courses/apprenticeships.

We are very keen to get the views of students on the Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) they received during years at The Hemel Hempstead School.Example school.  We ask all Year 12 students to complete an on-line survey to find out their views on individual elements of the CEIAG programme and their overall assessment of the programme.  We value the views of parents on how well we have helped them to support their child or children make rational informed career decisions.  

Business volunteers are asked for their feedback on each individual careers events that they take part in, such as the employability day, role model events or mock interviews.  In addition, the school’s Enterprise Coordinator  evaluates the careers programme from a business viewpoint.

The school has a LinkedIn page giving former students of The Hemel Hempstead School the opportunity to network, engage in professional discussions, share business ideas, advice, expertise and knowledge. In particular to create a network of employers and contacts who would be willing to reconnect with the school to share their experiences of their career and working life and inspire and encourage tomorrow’s work force, through means of talks, mentoring, sponsorship, business breakfasts, work experience or work shadowing and so on.

All students in Year 7 are offered a formal careers interview with either one of our Personal Advisors from YC Herts or Miss Bond, all of whom have a Level 6 guidance qualification..  Attendance is tracked and bespoke careers action plans are completed and logged. Year 11 students also have a one to one interview with a senior member of staff to identify and encourage planning of post-16 destinations. 

Apprenticeships are now seen as a real alternative to the university route and higher/degree apprenticeship or an equivalent school leaver programme gives a head start in the world of work and a chance to gain well respected qualifications whilst earning money and expanding on employability skills.   A number of students who left the Hemel Hempstead School this summer with excellent A level results have chosen this route. They are about to embark on the start of their work journey at a variety of companies including Santander, BAM Construct and the BBC.

Working in conjunction with the Inspiring Girls Hemel Hempstead Project our female role model programme aims to inspire young women to aim high, believe in  themselves and reach their full potential.  Students worked with a number of women who gave them an insight into the careers they have followed and the routes into those professions. Students found the programme extremely informative with nearly 100% of them saying it was really helpful. We also now run a role model event for Year 10 boys so they too can benefit from hearing about the career pathways of men from a variety of professions.

Careers Newsletter 1 December

Careers Newsletter February 2021

Careers Newsletter March 2021

The careers programme

The careers programme is varied and aspirational.  Some events are for all students and some are targeted to best support students goals and boost social mobility:

 Term1Term 2Term 3
Year 7Careers talk


Interactive careers activity




Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Careers talk as part of National Careers Week






Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Careers lessons within Pace programme to include skills and qualities; careers research; future goals; careers management

Work shadowing – July

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Year 8Careers talk

Interactive careers activity

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Careers lessons within PACE programme to include labour market information, jobs and opportunities, enterprise, stereotyping, world of work, business structures

Future jobs session – Job Centre Plus

Role Model event

Careers talk as part of National Careers Week

Brilliant Club (targeted students)

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Group career meetings

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills


Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Year 9University Awareness Workshop (targeted students)


Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Careers lessons within PACE programme to include
jobs & opportunities; decision making, labour market information

GCSE option planning with education and career routes in min

Start Profile

Careers Day

Options Evening

Careers talk as part of National Careers Week

Engineering Masterclass
(targeted students)

Brilliant Club (targeted students)

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Aspire Higher (targeted students)

Trip to Smith Detection
(targeted students)

Trip to Health Tec

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Year 10Dacorum Careers Fair




Maths4Girls talk





Information talks about apprenticeships, college and university – October

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Career lessons within PACE programme to include
CV writing; interview skills;
Employment rights

TV Careers Presentation (targeted students)

Careers talk as part of National Careers week

Individual guidance interviews with YC Herts – March onwards


Brilliant Club – (targeted
students)

Employability session

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Individual guidance interviews with YC Herts

Work Experience Week

Aspire Higher – (targeted
students)

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Year 11Career lessons within PACE programme to include
Post-16 options; application; networking;

Individual guidance interviews

Post 16 information evening


Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Individual guidance interviews

Motivational speaker


Careers talk as part of National Careers week

Careers information within subject lessons

Skills Builder – development of employability skills
Year 12Dragons Apprentice (targeted students)


Oxford University visit
(targeted students)
Careers education within PACE programme to include:

CV writing
University Life
Student Finance
Choosing a university
Open Days
Personal Statements
Apprenticeships
Taking a gap year

Dragons Apprentice

Next Steps interviews – March onwards (targeted students)

Healthcare Insight Day (targeted students)
Law Day (targeted students)

Berkhamstead School Post-18 fair
Careers education within PACE programme to include

Social media profiles
Post 18 preparation
Work Experience

Morrisby Online (offered to all students)

Careers talk (Working Options)

UCAS conference University of Bedfordshire

Mock interviews

Planned self-programme days to include work experience where possible
Year 13Careers education programme with PACE to include gap years and apprenticeships

University applications

Guidance interviews (on request)

Apprenticeship Awareness Workshop (targeted students)
Guidance interviews (on request)

A number of events such as the ones listed above which are integrated into the school’s careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.   If you would like to support a careers activity, please contact our Careers Coordinator, to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. 

Miss Sue Bond, The Hemel Hempstead School, Heath Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts

Telephone: 01442 390100 Email: admin@hhs.herts.sch.uk   Twitter: @Hemelcareers

 

The Youth Connexions Service

YC Hertfordshire is a service for all 13-19 year olds and for those up to the age of 24 if they have learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  We have two Personal Advisors who come into school (Emma Readman and Hilary Stephens) and who can provide information, advice, guidance and support to young people on a range of issues that
might affect their lives.

All Year 11 students will be given the opportunity to have a careers guidance interview which will usually take place on a Tuesday or Friday by prior arrangement.   There is also the opportunity for a confidential drop-in appointment at lunchtime.  Any students can request an interview with one of these advisors or with Miss Bond,
the school’s careers coordinator.

YC Hertfordshire also has an access point at the XC Centre at Jarman Park. There are drop-in sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday between 2 – 5pm and appointments may also be made.

Telephone number: 01442 454060

Website:  ychertfordshire.org

Resources

There is literature for students to take away as well as reference books.  All careers information is classified in job groups (e.g. all the armed forces are grouped together or all health/medical occupational material is together) and relevant information can be found in easily accessible files.

Crucial to students at the end of Year 12 and the beginning of Year 13 is the library of university prospectuses which provide essential and individual information about courses necessary for the university application process.  We also have a comprehensive range of university guides to help students make sound choices.

These include the Heap guide which has information about university degree course offers and Occupations which is a comprehensive careers guide. There are also a variety of leaflets and booklets with information about the different levels of apprenticeships including degree apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and local colleges.  There are also information sheets with useful websites for the different industry sectors.

Information about post-16 courses at this school can be found in the Sixth form section of this website.

Useful Websites for Students

Explore different occupations using the LMI for All Careerometer widget

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations help of learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

Amazing Apprenticeships 

Careermag for Parents

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk This website helps young people find apprenticeships in the area of work most suited to them.

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk A website dedicated to helping young people make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of university. It lists apprenticeships, ways to get a degree debt-free, alternative forms of study, employer funded study and so on.

www.push.co.uk An independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and lots more. Push is the only organisation to visit every university in person every year to provide the most detailed, most independent guide to all the UK’s universities. Use Push’s Uni Chooser to sift and sort through the universities to create your own personal short list and find the best one for you.

https://unistats.ac.uk/ Unistats is the official website to help you make an informed choice when deciding which UK university or college to apply to. Use Unistats to compare and review universities and subjects in order to help you choose the best UK university and subject for you.

www.prospects.ac.uk Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. In their extensive careers website, there is an Options With Your Subject section which gives career information about various subjects and what area of work graduates have moved into. This may be useful to students who are trying to decide which subject to study at university.

www.ucas.com The UCAS website offers all the information you will need about applying to university, courses offered, fees, entry requirements and lots more.

www.ukcoursefinder.co.uk  Locate your ideal university courses.  Quickly complete the study interests questionnaire to pin-point your interests in 150+ degree disciplines.  Choose the location, study style, type of university or college and let Course Finder search through over 50,000 university courses from 500 UK institutions.

https://www.startprofile.com Start is a free online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.  Students start to use the system at the Year 9 Careers Day held in February each year which the intention that they revisit the site to find more information about careers they might be interested in.

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk Get My First Job offers you a new way to find apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, work experience and graduate opportunities.

https://www.screenskills.com/about-us/what-we-do ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills charity for the screen industries. They work across the UK to ensure that film, television (including children’s and high-end drama), VFX (visual effects), animation and games have the skills and talent they need. They  provide insight, career development and other opportunities to help grow and sustain the skilled and inclusive workforce which is the foundation stone of the UK’s global screen success.

http://www.futuremorph.org/about-us Studying science and maths at school can help you no matter what job you go on to. Future Morph was set up to show that studying science, technology, engineering or maths beyond the age of 16 isn’t just a one track road to becoming a scientist or engineer – the skills and knowledge you gain are valuable in almost any career and will make you very employable.This site aims to help people explore the range of careers on offer and think about where their future might lie. There are also useful resources for specific subjects or disciplines.

https://gothinkbig.co.uk/ GoThinkBig.co.uk is an online digital hub from O2 bringing the inside knowledge on exciting work experience opportunities, valuable career advice, amazing insider contacts and exclusive tips to set you up for your dream career.

https://www.studentladder.co.uk/ The Student Ladder is designed to help students from 16-24 find constructive work experience. It helps to provide roles for 16 year olds at school looking for work experience, 18 years old looking for apprenticeships and university students looking for internships, industrial placements and graduates looking for full time roles.  It provides advice and information with regard job applications; covering online tests, CVs, interviews and assessment centres. It also outlines a number of careers and provide a description of each job role.

www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org – information and advice on a variety of subjects including jobs and careers, local youth projects, school leaver programmes, CV writing, money, relationships and much more.

university.which.co.uk – Free and independent site which allows students to search and compare degree courses and universities plus advice on A level choices, personal statements, etc

icould.com – icould is a charity providing career inspiration and information for young people. It shows what is possible in work and offers different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

www.opendays.com – Calendar of all university open days

https://www.milkround.com/school-leavers/ – various vacancies and school leaver programmes identified as well as degree apprenticeships and sponsored degrees

www.gapyear.com – and www.yearoutgroup.org – organisations with various gap year programmes

How2Become –  How2Become is a leading careers and educational information and development website. From here, you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and how to pass job interviews.  It explains in detail the application process for many different careers including the Police, Paramedics, the Civil Service, the Armed Forces, Airline Pilots and you can download a free careers-specific starter pack and learn about eligibility, the selection process, relevant assessments tests and more.

How to become an accountant

https://www.dolanaccountancy.com/resource/how-to-become-an-accountant/Covers the needed skills, qualifications and experience, how these can be attained, and what to expect as a trainee accountant.

How to become a construction manager

https://www.hertstools.co.uk/how-to-become-a-construction-manager/ Outlines the responsibilities of a construction manager, required qualifications and skills, average salary and career progression opportunities.

How to become a criminal solicitor

https://www.lawtonslaw.co.uk/resources/how-to-become-a-criminal-solicitor/

How to get into investment banking

https://www.amttraining.com/knowledgebank/productivity-enhancers/how-to-get-into-investment-banking/

How to become a property manager

https://www.redbrickpm.co.uk/blog/how-to-become-a-property-manager/

How to become and Intellectual Property Analyst

https://www.govgrant.co.uk/knowledge-hub/how-to-become-an-intellectual-property-analyst/

How to become a fertility clinician

https://www.fertilityfamily.co.uk/blog/how-to-become-a-fertility-clinician/

Useful Information for Parents

If any parents would like to get involved in any of the career activities we run in the school, please do let us know.  By getting involved you will be supporting future workforce development and helping to broaden the minds of the students.  We will support you throughout your visit to us to ensure we maximise the use of your valuable time.  Our careers coordinator is Miss Sue Bond and she will:

  • Be your man point of contact for all enquiries
  • Organise discussions and information for activities you sign up to
  • Provide you with details of the local arrangements including parking, facilities and our safeguarding policy
  • Conduct a short evaluation with you to ensure we are getting things right
  • With your permission add you to our network and keep you up to date with future activities.
  • We are committed to providing our students with enrichment activities and experiences to help them learn new employability skills and reduce barriers to entering the world of work.

You can help our students in a variety of ways including:

Work experience and apprenticeship opportunities

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design and Maths) Events
  • Workplace visits
  • Enterprise Activities
  • Support with CV writing, application forms and mock interviews
  • Participating in employers events
  • Delivering assemblies and workshops

Explore different occupations using the LMI for All Careerometer widget

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations help of learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources Amazing Apprenticeships has a range of informative resources, helping to explain apprenticeships whether you’re a parent, teacher or thinking of becoming an apprentice.  This is the October Parent Pack.

https://www.ychertfordshire.org/ YC Hertfordshire provides youth work projects and programmes, information, advice, guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and support for young people aged 13-19 (to 24 for young people with learning disabilities). For young people leaving care, support is provided to the age of 21.

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/ Offer free and impartial information, advice and guidance to help with your decisions about careers, courses and work.  Their service is available to people who live in England and is supported by qualified careers advisers. There are various career tools to help you learn more about the careers that interest you, discover your strengths and skills and find the right courses and training. There are over 800 job descriptions https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-careers  that tell you about the salary, skills and qualifications you will need, what you will do each day and where the job can lead.  You can browse through different industries by job category, or search for individual job descriptions if you’ve got a career in mind.

https://careermap.co.uk/ This has a range of apprenticeships, courses and graduate programmes that may inspire your son or daughter to find information about the industry they are interested in going into.  They also regularly publish magazines, one of which is aimed at parents, which can be downloaded for free. https://careermap.co.uk/careermag/

https://www.hertfordshirelep.com/media/7847/hertfordshire-lep-lmi-infographics-2019.pdf Hertfordshire LEP has developed a set of infographics for young people and their parents/carers, highlighting the fantastic career opportunities available across the county. Infographics are available for each of Hertfordshire’s ten districts to educate young people on the local labour market, with essential information on qualifications and earnings by place of residence, top employment sectors, and local employers, as well as about Hertfordshire’s key industry sectors.

https://www.startprofile.com Start is a free online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.  Students start to use the system at the Year 9 Careers Day held in February each year which the intention that they revisit the site to find more information about careers they might be interested in.

https://gothinkbig.co.uk/ GoThinkBig.co.uk is an online digital hub from O2 bringing the inside knowledge on exciting work experience opportunities, valuable career advice, amazing insider contacts and exclusive tips to set you up for your dream career.

https://www.studentladder.co.uk/ The Student Ladder is designed to help students from 16-24 find constructive work experience. It helps to provide roles for 16 year olds at school looking for work experience, 18 years old looking for apprenticeships and university students looking for internships, industrial placements and graduates looking for full time roles.  It provides advice and information with regard job applications; covering online tests, CVs, interviews and assessment centres. It also outlines a number of careers and provide a description of each job role.

https://barclayslifeskills.com/lifeskills-for-parents/ This has a dedicated parents section which includes free tools, tips and advice to help young people build confidence and unlock their potential.  This includes how to help get work experience, write the best CV and prepare for interviews.

How2Become –  How2Become is a leading careers and educational information and development website. From here, you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and how to pass job interviews.  It explains in detail the application process for many different careers including the Police, Paramedics, the Civil Service, the Armed Forces, Airline Pilots and you can download a free careers-specific starter pack and learn about eligibility, the selection process, relevant assessments tests and more.

Parent/carer top tips for supporting careers guidance

Vicky Woodings is a Careers Leader and an expert in Career Guidance Interviews.  She has produced a short video on how parents can support their child to make good career choices and maximise their potential. https://youtu.be/9erxrQeFWAI

Useful Websites for Teachers

https://www.hertfordshirelep.com/media/7077/hertfordshire-skills-framework-2018-framework-icons-poster.pdf The Hertfordshire Skills Framework sets out the key employability skills and attributes sought by Hertfordshire employers from young people. The Framework was compiled by Hertfordshire LEP, YC Hertfordshire and the University of Hertfordshire, and developed with the aim of improving the work readiness of young people and the careers guidance provided by schools. Based on this research, Hertfordshire LEP and YC Hertfordshire have developed a set of printable resources for use in schools

https://www.hertfordshirelep.com/media/7597/hertfordshire-lep-lmi-infographics-2019.pdf Hertfordshire LEP has developed a set of infographics for young people and their parents/carers, highlighting the fantastic career opportunities available across the county. Infographics are available for each of Hertfordshire’s ten districts to educate young people on the local labour market, with essential information on qualifications and earnings by place of residence, top employment sectors, and local employers, as well as about Hertfordshire’s key industry sectors.

https://barclayslifeskills.com/lifeskills-for-educators/ Barclays Life Skills help to prepare young people for the work place.  They have created free, curriculum-led resources to help you inspire your students to build the vital skills they’ll need. There are lesson plans and interactive challenges to do in the classroom.

https://www.unitasterdays.com/ Uni Taster Days is a directory of university events for school groups and individual students.

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources/ Amazing Apprenticeships has a range of informative resources, helping to explain apprenticeships whether you’re a parent, teacher or thinking of becoming an apprentice.  This is the October Parent Pack

https://careermap.co.uk/ Whether you’re looking for career change, or you’re just starting out, Careermap have something for you. You can find apprenticeships, courses and graduate programmes that will give you the kick start you need to thrive in the industry of your choice.  They also regularly publish a magazine which can be downloaded for free. https://careermap.co.uk/careermag/

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/adviser-zone Careers Pilot has information to use with students in all Key Stages. There are also subject-specific resources which link careers to the curriculum as well as lesson plans on Labour Market Information.

Useful Information for Employers

At The Hemel Hempstead School, we are teaching your employees of the future and we would like your help to raise their career aspirations, develop their employability skills and learn more about the exciting industries in Hertfordshire. 

The Hemel Hempstead School believes in giving FE, HE and training providers the opportunity to talk to students at the school.  Please use the following link to see our Provider Access Policy.

https://www.hhs.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/C51-Provider-Access-Policy.pdf

Having employers like you helping to inspire young minds and transform attitudes through a range of activities and opportunities is the foundation of an excellent careers programme as set out by the Gatsby Foundation’s eight Benchmarks of good practice and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

The Hemel Hempstead School has the benefit of an Enterprise Advisor and Enterprise Coordinator who work with us on a strategic level, encouraging the development of our careers programme and connecting us to the business community across the county.

Enterprise Coordinator – Lesley Leggatt, 

Enterprise Advisor –  June Wilkinson, BAM Construct 

By getting involved you will not only be supporting future workforce development and helping to broaden the minds of the students but you will also be developing new skills for your staff, forging community links and building a positive profile for your company.

We will support you throughout your visit to us to ensure we maximise the use of your valuable time.  Our careers coordinator is Miss Sue Bond and she will:

Be your man point of contact for all enquiries

Organise discussions and information for activities you sign up to

Provide you with details of the local arrangements including parking, facilities and our safeguarding policy

Conduct a short evaluation with you to ensure we are getting things right

With your permission add you to our network and keep you up to date with future activities.

We are committed to providing our students with enrichment activities and experiences to help them learn new employability skills and reduce barriers to entering the world of work.

 

You can help our students in a variety of ways including:

 

Work experience and apprenticeship opportunities

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design and Maths) Events

Workplace visits

Enterprise Activities

Support with CV writing, application forms and mock interviews

Participating in employers events

Delivering assemblies and workshops

 

If you think you can help us, please contact Miss Bond  on 01442 390100 (s.bond@hemelschool.com)