Careers Programme Information

Careers Provision at PGS

Students at Penistone Grammar School are entitled to careers education and guidance which: 

  • is personal and always puts students’ interests first 

  • motivates and inspires students to consider all opportunities both within and outside PGS 

  • helps students to gain the skills needed to make career ambitions a reality 

  • provides the support students need to be successful 

  • helps students access any additional support they might need 

  • is delivered by trained and qualified advisers, with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of career pathways and local labour market information 

  • protects and respects students’ personal information and shares it only with student consent.

 

We will support career development in a number of ways including: 

  • information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help you make decisions about your future 

  • access to careers fairs 

  • access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings 

  • drop-in sessions 

  • support with CV and personal statement writing 

  • interview practice 

  • information and updates on Microsoft Teams, notice boards, plasma screens and the school website.


Our strategic leader with responsibility for careers is Mr N Green (Assistant Principal) who can be contacted at ngreen@penistone-gs.uk

Our dedicated Careers Advisor is Miss H Blakeman who can be contacted at hblakeman@penistone-gs.uk

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Apprenticeships
Government website for searching for apprenticeship vacancies.
https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/
Careerpilot : Plan your future work & study
Help to make the right choices at times of transition; at ages 14, 16 and 18
https://careerpilot.org.uk/
Careers advice - job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service
Government website with information on job profiles, salary details and qualifications.
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
Free Career Quiz (sacu-student.com)
Excellent Career Quiz aimed at age 14+ with links to careers, degrees and apprenticeships.
https://sacu-student.com/?page_id=2850
It's time to take control of your future | Springpod
A great website to help students find free virtual work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.
https://www.springpod.com/
Prospects.ac.uk
Good website for job profiles including, Job descriptors, skills required, average salary and lots more.
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/
Start – Careers Information (startprofile.com)
Advice on Post 16 and 18 options and career and job pathways.
https://careers.startprofile.com/page/home-page