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Our Careers programme spans the full seven years of study at Ribston Hall, with a tailored programme of activity for each age group. It forms part of the PHSE curriculum, during which we deliver a range of practical enterprise and employability activities to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand and capitalise on the opportunities presented to them. 


Miss Phoenix leads our Careers provision at Ribston Hall.

We have a series of ‘Drop-down’ days throughout the year when we invite outside organisations to school to run sessions with the students. The subject matter of these sessions varies between year groups. Each session is age-appropriate and these examples demonstrate the type of education we focus on during these sessions:

  • Year 7 – Financial management, including bank accounts and statements
  • Year 8 – Human rights, the law and discrimination
  • Year 9 – Citizenship, careers, job types and the workplace, as well as employment law
  • Year 10 – Mock job interviews with local employers or higher education staff
  • Year 11 – Careers, target setting and goals. One to one interviews with careers advisor
  • Year 12/13 – Fortnightly sessions on interviews and careers targets. Visits to careers fairs and university open days, meeting potential employers and participating in work experience week


We work closely with gfirstLEP, an Education and Skills team based in Gloucestershire, who support our careers team in delivering mentoring, advice and guidance in support of the Gatsby Career Benchmarks, which are part of the government careers strategy.

Opportunities for work experience, talks and apprenticeship vacancies are regularly signposted to students via Wakelet and the daily student briefing email.  There is also a comprehensive section on apprenticeships (with information about higher/degree level apprenticeships) that parents and carers may find useful.

Careers conversations

We enjoy welcoming speakers into school, particularly former students, to give industry insights and specific career advice to interested students. We host multiple Careers Conversations each year and have recently hosted talks on careers in law, fashion, computer games design, nursing and teaching. 


Find out more

Our regularly refreshed Wakelet page contains advice, opportunities and information regarding popular careers, such as medicine, veterinary science, law, forensic science and languages.

For more detailed information on Careers in Sixth Form, please see our Sixth Form Careers page.