Careers Information

Hetton School has an extensive careers programme which can be viewed here.

Students in Year 11 will be supported this year through their transition from Hetton School to Further Education, apprenticeships or jobs. Examples of the opportunities offered this year are:

  • Completion of practice applications and mock interviews in Year 10.
  • College visits have taken place and some have had the opportunity to visit universities.
  • ESH Construction group, along with Tutors, have also supported students in Careers preparation throughout Year 10.
  • Work Experience Week
  • Students can also research their career path at home and I would recommend the following websites:
  • www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
  • www.apprenticeships.org.uk
  • www.myworldofwork.co.uk
  • www.icould.com
  • UCAS Buzz Quiz – Find out what you’re like and what you could do
  • www.parentalguidance.org.uk/ – The aim of this site is to provide helpful information to parents and carers, many of whom feel at a loss about the best way to advise the young people in their care.
  • BBC Bitesize – Career options class clips
  • Tomorrows’s Engineers – The Tomorrow’s Engineers programme, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to work effectively with schools to inspire more young people to consider a careers in engineering.
  • Sort Your Future – Sort is an online careers and recruitment platform with a difference
  • How do I write a great CV and covering letter? – Whether you’re applying for a job, a scholarship or to get into your dream university course, writing a covering letter and CV is a real art.
  • Career planning starts as early as choosing your subjects at school and Planit has a number of interactive tools to help you with this – This website can help you with CV’s and Covering letters, it also has an area for you to look at different careers and jobs and the qualifications needed and the salary you can earn.
  • Panjango Online – A FREE online platform with more than 2000 contextualised challenges that directly link the Maths, English and Science curriculum to more than 120 different careers to show the real world applications of learning. The platform also helps young people develop the skills they need to thrive in life after school. To register for free simply visit.
  • RBS Career Kickstart – We’ve got great resources for everyone, to help young people with their career decisions. Browse by age group and discover content to help with writing a great CV, preparing for an interview, revising effectively, developing entrepreneurial skills, plus a whole lot more.

If you have any queries please contact the school and speak to Mrs. J. Chalk on (0191) 562 33 22 or email hetton.school@schools.sunderland.gov.uk.

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