The Parliament Hill Careers Education Programme
Parliament Hill School is committed to developing Careers and Work-Related Learning across the curriculum. This learning is embedded in different subjects and supplemented through enrichment opportunities and clubs, through guest speakers and assemblies and through practical work activities such as work experience, visits and careers days.
- PHS Careers Policy
- Provider Access Policy
- An overview of the Careers Curriculum is available here.
- Quality in Careers Standard
Apprenticeships, traineeships and further education colleges
Apprenticeships are available for anyone over the age of 16. There are up to 20,000 apprenticeships available in 1500 different roles in over 170 industries.
Find out more about opportunities for apprenticeships on this website.
ASK Apprenticeships also have a range of useful information resources for students and parents.
Each year there is a National Apprenticeships Week in February. There will be an assembly for year 11 students during this week and information provided to Form Tutors to share with students.
Traineeships are courses which involve work experience aimed at preparing you for an apprenticeship. More information about these is available on the government website.
For more information about career pathways that do not involve a university, visit the Not Going to Uni website.
For information for 6th form UCAS applications please contact:
Information about University information fairs can be found here.
At Parliament Hill School we start learning about University life and possible degree courses from year 7. In year 9, all students visit a local university and there are opportunities within subjects to learn more about relevant degree courses.
The following universities have provided online resources, taster days and trips for students at Parliament Hill school in recent years:
- Girton College Cambridge: up to 3 Students in year 10 and 11 each year are selected to attend a Philosophy or a Geography taster session.
- University of Southampton: Geography Department invites students to sample lectures and the opportunity to chat with current students about their courses.
- University of Hertfordshire: Offers taster lectures - for example students were invited to this lecture by a glacial scientist recently.
- Swansea University: Offers advice and support on applying to university, personal statement writing and information about student life – here They have also offered students a Politcal and Cultural Studies Webinar recently.
- St Mary’s University, Twickenham regularly offers students a chance to hear from current university students and lecturers about their studies and experiences. They also offer advice for parents and students in preparing for the university application process.
- University of Birmingham: research scientists have offered lectures for school students on climate change and Earth Science.
- Royal Veterinary College: Students in year 9 regularly visit this local University.
- University of Cumbria provide academic masterclasses on subjects that students do not typically study at school such as Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Physiotherapy.
- UCL provide information for parents on applying to university. Their widening participation group offers a range of opportunities for students from Camden.
Careers, employers and organisations
Students will have access to the careers library at lunchtimes and breaktimes and after school. They can use a laptop to spend some time researching different career options and finding out more about the skills and experiences they will need to develop to follow particular careers paths.
The lists of links below are just a handful of the resources available to students, teachers and parents to support young people to follow their career pathway. We will continue to update this bank of resources.
All student at Parliament Hill have access to Unifrog. This platform is a place for them to record their careers learning experiences and develop their careers pathway. They can search through videos and case studies of careers and ‘like’ those that interest them. There are also personality and aptitude quizzes that can be a useful starting point for students in identifying their own skills and interests.
The following provide more information about careers education and the range of pathways and careers available:
- Icould.com: quizzes and up to date labour market information on a wide range of careers. Very student friendly.
- Barclays life skills
- BBC Bitesize careers
- Career Map
- Inspiring the future
- Not going to uni: information for options other than university
- The Prince's Trust: support for young people starting their own businesses and finding their career path.
- Pearson career choices
- Prospects planner
- How to get a good interview
- Target jobs - career-friendly activities while social distancing
- Learn lounge schedule
- Career companion
- educ8all careers chats with professionals
- https://www.futurelearn.com/info/blog/free-cv-templates - Free CV templates and advice on how to write a CV
Information about careers in media, journalism and the arts:
- BAFTA guru: TV and film production info
- Access VFX: VFX, animation careers info and gaming
- BAFTA guru - special visual effects
- BAFTA guru new writing competition
- Barbican young creatives
- Career hacker - Nancy's story: digital marketing
- Goldsmiths' Centre industry profiles: jewellery and silversmithing
- YouTube: apprentice diamond mounter
- Screen Skills job profiles
- Working in broadcasting and journalism
The Dance department benefit from links to The Place in Camden.
The Media department offer the BBC Young Reporters club which provides students with opportunities to develop journalism skills.
Information about careers in Science, technology and engineering:
- RSB careers
- General assembly: tech industry and coding
- General Assembly: free courses
- Career hacker - Nancy's story: digital marketing
- Tomorrow's engineers
- White Hat apprentices
- Openreach careers
- Maritime careers
- Google digital garage
- How to become an Mining Engineer - Anglo American
The Science department benefit from their partnership with The Francis Crick Institute based in Kings Cross.
The geography department has worked with the organisation UrbanPlan to introduce students to careers in architecture, town planning, sustainability and law.
The careers department coordinates a series of careers trips and events with DELTAs, an organisation which has been established to encourage students to consider careers in cyber security and legaltech.
Information about legal and political careers
- The insider's guide to becoming a barrister
- Gray's Inn Meet our Members
- City of London Police
- UK Parliament online learning
- MP for a week
Information about careers in management and finance
- Career in finance
- Property careers
- Apprenticeship in properties
- KPMG careers
- Careers in insurance, accountancy and pensions
- Meet the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Management simulation game
- How to become an Accountant - Dolan Accountancy
The Business studies department have invited in guest speakers from a range of industries through a partnership with Speakers for Schools.
Information about medical careers
Information on Careers Post-COVID
- Urban Jungle and UNiDAYS have put together Post COVID advice and inspiration from entrepreneurs and business experts in this blog and selection of youtube clips. - https://myurbanjungle.com/explore/blog/how-students-can-get-ahead-post-covid/
If you would like to speak to us about our Careers Education Programme please contact:
Careers Leader: Rachel Martin
0207 485 7077 extension: 325