Shaftesbury High School

Shaftesbury High School

 Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

Careers Leader: Mrs Jenny Cole Extn 3010

Please choose from Employers, Parents & Pupils, or, Staff from the options on the left.

Useful Links & Resources are below:

The Apprenticeship Guide - List of apprenticeship vacancies given is a live stream from the government's Find an Apprenticeship service.  Apprenticeships are available within every region of England, so after a good search around the site you will have found the most convenient and rewarding local apprenticeship for you.

Careers Box - National careers film library, a free careers resource showing hundreds of real people doing real jobs.  Click on 'video lounge' to research different job roles.

Lancashire County Council Year 11 Transition Information Brochure - This document is designed to provide Year 11 pupils and their parents/carers with information about individual school sixth forms and further education colleges in Lancashire. This should help to support any decisions they are making about their futures and what each institution is able to provide.

Latest Labour Market Information - All information is taken from the latest update from the Office for National Statistics the UK's largest independent produces of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK

Year 11 -Digital careers platform.  Working hard to support students  during school closures Access resources free at

Youth Employment UK - Career Ideas for School Leavers After Exams, research jobs and areas of work, take a career personality test, add work experience and volunteering to your CV, apprenticeships, get free young professional training and more careers help.

National Citizen Service - NCS  has launched a countrywide campaign to enable teens to take an active role in helping the country recover from the effects of COVID-19, as lockdown begins to lift. Young People across Lancashire can now register to take part in social action during August, and pledge 16 hours of activity as part of the national One Million Hours of Doing Good campaign. Teens who volunteer will gain new skills, help rebuild their local communities and create positive and lasting change this summer. Since opening registrations NCS has had nearly 7000 young people across the country pledging to get involved.  Download their leaflet here for more information.


Use this to help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji shows how you feel about each statement. You will then be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. For each job, you will be presented with some headline UK data.


You can use the widget below to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you 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.