Careers Opportunities

We update this page regularly with new opportunities that might be of interest to students and parents/carers.

National Careers Week (NCW) is from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th March. Download your free copy of The Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week, created in partnership with National Careers Week, outlining all vocational options after GCSE and sixth form/college

Career Zones. Check out the 33 Career Zones on our website to learn about the industries you could go into, the different roles available in them, plus how to train for your dream job.

Types of apprenticeships. Make sure you know the four apprenticeship levels, the entry requirements, qualifications you could gain and the kinds of roles you could go into.

Pros and cons of university. If the rise of apprenticeships has left you confused about university, it may be a good idea to weigh up the pros and cons of uni and think about how they relate to your personal goals.

What are T-levels? T-levels are a new post-16 qualification which you can choose from when you finish your GCSEs, providing technical and practical skills for the workplace. Link:

Project manager job profile. According to job site Indeed, this is the best job in the UK in 2024, based on things such as number of opportunities, salary and flexibility.

Here are a few links you might find useful if you are keen to discover more about apprenticeships:

‘The Parent’s Guide To’ has also produced a free guide for parents explaining why apprenticeships are the best option for some students, either after GCSE and sixth form:

Parents and carers might also be interested in The Parent Perspective Podcast,  a collaboration with Amazing Apprenticeships and Not Going To Uni. The podcast is hosted by broadcaster and journalist, Rachel Burden and features accompanying resources for parents and carers to use with their child(ren).

Did you know that the Government offer a ‘find an apprenticeship’ service? Use their website to search and apply for Level 3 options within 15 miles of Newbury or a wider area.

Spotlight Talks

Spotlight Talks aim to inspire young people of all backgrounds to consider technical and vocational routes, highlighting the opportunities and career pathways available. You can access on-demand content from talks by the NHS, Fire Service, Science Council, GSK, Royal Navy, British Esports Association, Apprentices for Fire and Security and more.  By joining in you have the opportunity to hear real careers stories from inspiring role models and find out more about different industries and potential career paths.





Adviza Careers Advice: Got a careers question? 

Chat to one of our professional careers advisers online. Open during school term time, (except public holidays) Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. This is for students, parents and teachers of schools have the “Careers Guidance For You” service only. Please note: you will be asked to give your name/child’s name, school and year group so that we can check eligibility and provide you with this service. Click here for more information.

INVESTIN: Invitation for Parents: Success Beyond School

Free-of-charge, live online seminars featuring career experts. Find out more and register.



St Bart’s arrange a portfolio of careers events throughout the year as part of our Careers Education Programme. Events include our Interview Skills Day for Year 11,  KS3 Careers Fair and Enrichment Talks as part of our Sixth Form programme. If you are an organisation or business who would like to inspire and support the next generation of employees please do get in touch by contacting our Career Lead, Mrs Seward –

If you are a former student who would be happy to be part of the programme, and give your time to share your further education and career experiences since leaving school, please keep in touch by joining St Bart’s Alumni.