Careers Team

Raising the Participation Age
All young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. This does not have to mean staying in school. Students can choose to study or train in any of the following ways:

  • Stay on full-time in a school, college or with a training provider (many young people also do a part time job alongside this).
  • Work or volunteer full-time, together with part-time education or training.
  • Take up an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Careers Team
Biddenham has a dedicated and experienced careers team who are here to help guide  students through their career and future options:

Ms C Eckett
Careers Advisor (Level 6) – working with all key stages
Deputy Headteacher – Curriculum, Careers Leader

Mrs R Purvis
Careers Advisor (Level 6) – working with all key stages

Mrs B Darlow
Careers Advisor (Level 6) – specialising in Key Stage 5
Head of Enterprise, Employability and Work Skills

Mr M Marlton
Careers Advisor – specialising in Key Stage 4

The dedicated Careers Library can be found in R5.

Careers interviews are by appointment. Please email: to book an appointment.


Careers, Employability and Enterprise at Biddenham

Where are they now?

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Employer Engagement

Just a selection of companies we work with


How to support your child’s future career choices

Local Apprenticeship providers

Local Apprenticeship providers

Useful Career Links and Events

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