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Next Steps (Careers)

At The Howard School, we strive to prepare our students for whatever future they wish to pursue. We are committed to providing high quality careers education, information, advice, guidance and work-related learning, including work experience. Our concern is equipping students to manage the choices, changes and transitions affecting their future education, training, employment and life as adult members of an international society and to instil life-long learning.

Careers Programme

Our careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all learners at The Howard School. It is differentiated to ensure progression through appropriate activities, based on the learners’ stage of career learning and development, therefore strengthening their motivation, aspirations and attainment at school. It will be tailored as required to meet the needs of any individual pupil with any disability to promote inclusion.

Work Experience

Work experience is a vital part of your child's education and preparation for working life. It is not about training for a particular job, but should be an interesting and stimulating experience. Work experience helps students:

  • gain an insight into the world of work
  • improve their employability and personal skills
  • increase their confidence and self-esteem
  • demonstrate the attributes/behaviour all employers are seeking
  • provide written evidence for interviews


Considering University? In this video, Mr Julian takes a look at why you may wish to consider University, and what to look for when selecting a University and Course.

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Labour Market Information

Careerometer can be used 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.

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