Settle College provides all our students with an impartial careers programme which helps to guide them in the transition from education to employment.

Beginning in Year 7 and continuing through to the end of Year 13, our students have access to a wide range of guidance, to prepare them for further study and the world of work. Settle College has excellent links with both local and national employers who offer work placements, apprenticeships and speakers in school. We work closely with other local post 16 education providers to ensure our students understand the wide range of courses available to them.

In an ever-changing world, students are encouraged to think about the skills and qualifications required by employers from Year 7 onwards.


At Settle College:


Beyond Settle College:



  • My World of Work website - linking learning to future careers. "Learn more about yourself, explore your options and find the career that's right for you. Go to section career options"
  • 16-23 APPRENTICESHIPS – Apprenticeship Hub
  • Amazing Apprenticeships - "We are experts on apprenticeships and vocational education, driving forward innovative and creative work in England and internationally to change the way technical education is perceived"
  • The Parents' Guide - "Providing parents and carers with the information they need at GCSE and sixth form to help their teenage children create successful futures." 
  • Attend Sixth Form Open Evenings. You will have individual discussions with tutors to check if advanced study is appropriate for you and in-depth info on course content.
  • Attend Open Days/Evenings and Taster Days at College for any courses which might interest you in the future. Look on the websites or ring for details.
  • Look at and click on ‘job profiles’ for info on what is involved in a job, how you get into it, pay rates, qualifications needed etc.
  • For CV help and advice see
  • has a personality quiz and other careers info to assist progression.
  • lots of videos about people talking about their jobs by subject and industry. Lots of good careers related info.
  • video/interactive based careers info. Has questionnaires to help identify your interests, skills, personal qualities.
  • Look at to register for apprenticeships and to search vacancies and/or contact local training providers.
  • A guide to rankings of universities according to research quality, student satisfaction and graduate prospects.
  • Look at for companies to contact for employment opportunities.
  • University search
  • Post university prospects. Graduate Labour Market information on different industry sectors, comprehensive job profiles, careers psychometric interest questionnaire and graduate trainee vacancies.
  • The National Careers Service - an online government portal to a wide range of different careers, information on what sort of careers exist and how to go about getting there - The National Careers Service
  • School leaver jobs and apprenticeships:
  • Student Guide to T levels



Talking Futures

As part of the Talking Futures project, Gatsby have produced some videos to demonstrate to parents that they don’t need to be careers experts to get involved in their child’s career decision making.   Videos and related resources can be accessed here -


Additional Guidance

The Aspire guide will help you understand the range of post-school/college options out there, enabling you to help guide your child through an important decision.

Aspire contains everything you need to encourage your child to aim high, broaden their horizons and achieve their potential.


Baker Clause Statement

Settle College uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our Careers and enrichment programme. As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students.

Settle College also proactively seek to build relationships with these partners as we plan our Careers and Enrichment activity throughout the school year to ensure that providers have multiple opportunities to speak to students and their parents across years 7-13, to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways.

Settle College ensures that staff involved in personnel guidance and pastoral support are up to date on their knowledge of these post 16 and post 18 pathways, through a programme of Continuing Professional Development.

Opportunities for providers to speak with students may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting GCSE, post 16 or post 18 option choices. Settle College Careers and Enrichment programme is monitored for quality and impact by the College’s Careers officer, Senior Leadership and Governing body and monitoring of access to and opportunities to engage with, technical, vocational and training providers will form part of this process.

In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the College’s Careers Officer, Gill Walker: with a minimum of 6 weeks’ lead time.

All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planned activity, trips or visits to the College, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.


Careers Contact

For information about Careers, or to share feedback regarding our careers policy, please contact our Careers Officer: Mrs G Walker or phone 01729 822451.