Effective careers support can help to prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life; it can help them to make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers.

As options for Post 16 provision for young people become more varied and complex, it is vital that we support students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices for their future.

As a result, our careers programme has a whole-school remit designed to complement the rest of the school curriculum.

Aims and objectives of our Careers (CEIAG) Provision

Wetherby High Schools’s careers programme aims to:
• encourage pupils to be ambitious, broaden their horizons and explore their own career aspirations throughout their life at school;
• ensure pupils’ readiness to take their next step in their learning or career.
Wetherby High School follows the principles of the Gatsby Benchmarks. The objectives for the careers programme are as follows: 
• helping pupils to understand the changing world of work;
• facilitating meaningful encounters with employers for all pupils;
• supporting positive transitions post-16;
• enabling pupils to develop the research skills to find out about opportunities;
• helping pupils to develop the skills, attitudes and qualities to make a successful transition into the world of work;
• encouraging participation in continued learning, including further and higher education and apprenticeships;
• supporting inclusion, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality of opportunity;
• contributing to strategies for raising achievement, particularly by increasing motivation

External providers

A range of external providers are invited into school to support the careers programme. These might include local colleges, universities, training providers, apprenticeship organisations, employers, school alumni, or staff from various projects.

Career Lead: Mr Steven Wilkinson
Telephone: 01937 522500 (main reception) Email:
: [email protected]