Careers Education

Every student at Biddenham is taught Careers, Enterprise and Employability through our ‘Essential Life Skills’ programme, to prepare every child for life in Modern Britain (DfE 2017).
Our programme is personalised and age appropriate for each key stage in order to help prepare our students to make decisions about their future and is mapped so to ensure it has the most impact according to their school year. For example, option choice subjects at key stage 4, post 16 courses and post 18 courses. We are always aspirational in order for our students to aim high and reach their fullest potential.
Careers information and guidance in schools (UCAS 2017)
“Independent careers guidance must be provided in schools in England to all year 8-13 pupils (12 – 18 year olds).
It must be provided in an impartial manner – no bias or favouritism towards a particular education or work option.
It should explore the range of education or training options – including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.
Advice should promote the students’ best interests.”
Lord Young’s report ‘Enterprise for All – the relevance of enterprise in education’ (June 2014) says “Enterprise for All is about motivating young people to learn and excel in their education and to see the relevance of their studies. Enterprise is more than the creation of entrepreneurs, it is about a can-do and positive attitude and equipping people with the confidence to develop a career and vocational interests. Enterprise therefore supports the development of a wide range of work and professional skills and capabilities, including resilience, risk taking, creativity and innovation, as well as a self-belief that starting a business is a viable career choice and one of the most exciting and challenging things a person will ever do.”
Careers, employability and enterprise experiences are taken very seriously here at Biddenham. Our students have important choices to make, both post 16 and post 18. Sixth form, college, university, traineeship, apprenticeship, employment… the possibilities are seemingly endless and the choices can feel overwhelming. Our Careers Department is here to help both students, parents and carers to navigate these pathways and make informed choices.
Resources available to students at Biddenham during their school career include:
alumni visits, assemblies led by local employers, former students and career experts, career insight talks, dedicated Careers Library, ELS lessons, employer visits to lessons, impartial information on post 14, 16 and 18 course choices, individual ‘Fast Tomatos’ careers website license, MK Apprenticeship Show, mock interviews, National Careers Week, Northampton Skills Show, regular live local apprenticeship opportunities, support with employability skills, workplace and university visits.
This outstanding careers tool brings together all the available information about higher education and training into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform. In here, you will find everything you need to prepare yourself for making decisions about what you want to do. There are also tools to help you with your personal statement, CV and application forms. Click on the Unifrog logo to access the site.
Careers, Employability
and Enterprise Policy
Provider Access

Careers Team

Where are they now? Coming soon

Employer Engagement



Useful Career Links and Events