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The Beaconsfield School A specialist Arts College

Careers and Personal Development

At The Beaconsfield School we are committed to ensuring all students have access to impartial careers advice from third party agencies, support in school and access to employers who can advise students when considering their future options. 

Our named careers coordinator in school is Mrs Gohel. Please do get in touch for any specific careers enquiries - careers@beaconsfield.school

Impartial careers advice in school is provided by Adviza. Our link worker is Kath Dunn - associatekathdunn@adviza.org.uk

The Adviza portal can now be accessed, without the need to log in, using this link: www.adviza.org.uk/careers-guidance-for-you

Click HERE to read our school careers policy.

To ensure we are providing a balanced careers programme, we link our careers guidance to the Gatsby Benchmarks which have been explicitly referenced throughout the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the new Statuary Guidance for Careers (January 2018). These 8 benchmarks are outlined below:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Aims of the Careers Programme

The main components of the programme are:

  1. a planned programme of CEAIG for all ages
  2. access to independent and impartial information on opportunities in learning and work
  3. access to individualised careers guidance and support
  4. experience of the workplace to develop key employability skills
  5. To identify and reduce the likelihood of students becoming NEET or dropping out through a variety of interventions.
  6. ensure students have interactions with a variety of colleges, training providers, employers and universities in order to make an informed decision.
Gatsby Benchmarks Nov-21 Nov-20 Jan-19

Benchmark 1

A Stable Careers Programme

100% 100% 76%

Benchmark 2

Learning from Career and labour market information

100% 100% 100%

Benchmark 3

Addressing the needs of each pupil

100% 100% 100%

Benchmark 4

Linking curriculum learning to careers

100% 100% 100%

Benchmark 5

Encounters with employers and employees

100% 100% 100%

Benchmark 6

Experiences of workplaces

75% 100% 100%

Benchmark 7

Encounters with further & higher education 

100% 100% 91%

Benchmark 8

Personal guidance

100% 100% 87%

To enable us to successfully meet each of these targets we have the following careers programme:

Drop down days to follow in July 2022 - Careers lead programme

Latest opportunities

Find out more about the innovative MEng Integrated engineering programme.

Their in person Open Day dates for February & March 2022 are live on their website: www.nmite.ac.uk

If you are interested in attending one of their autumn open days, please register here



Speakers for Schools


Speakers for Schools is excited to present its weekly broadcast schedule! This schedule will be updated regularly and talks will be targeted to different age groups.





Wed 12th January 10-10:45am

Work/Life broadcast: Bruce Daisley, Author & Former Vice President for Europe, Twitter


For KS4-5/S4-6

Want to improve your productivity whilst studying? Join us for a broadcast with Bruce Daisley, Former Vice President for Europe, Twitter. Bruce will be speaking about his experiences of working for technology firms such as Twitter and how he landed his first career role by taking a gamble and drawing a cartoon CV of his life! Bruce will also be sharing some top hacks for having a good Work/Life balance.


Click here to register

Fri 14th January 10-10:45am

Kate Bradley, Operations and Strategy Director, UK Athletics


For KS3-5/S1-6

Are you interested in pursuing a career in sport? Join us for a broadcast with Kate Bradley to find out about her career journey, the importance of hard work, and some of the career opportunities in sport that you may have never heard about before!


Click here to register

Mon 17th January 2-2:45pm

Nigel Vardy, International Mountaineer, Author & Speaker


For KS3-5/S1-6

We are excited to host a broadcast with Nigel Vardy AKA Mr Frostbite! Join us to hear about Nigel's experiences as a Mountaineer and his lessons in resilience. Nigel will also be speaking about the power of problem solving and taking risks. 


Click here to register

Tues 25th January 10-10:45am

Tracey Cooper, Executive Producer, Riff Raff Films


For KS3-5/S1-6

Are you interested in learning about Animation Production? Get your questions ready for our broadcast with Tracey Cooper. Tracey will be sharing industry insights and also reflecting on her top life lessons.


Click here to register


Wed 26th January 10-10:45am

Exclusive women in industry workshop with Mehreen Baig


For KS3-5/S1-6

Join Mehreen Baig, TV presenter, podcast host, writer, activist and ex-teacher, on navigating the working world as a woman. Mehreen will talk about the challenges of being a woman in the media and education industries and give her honest advice to the next generation. If you want to pursue a career in media, education, activism or still not sure – this workshop is for you.


Click here to register

Thurs 27th January 2-2:45pm

Grayson Perry CBE, Artist


For KS4-5/S4-6

We are delighted to be hosting a broadcast Grayson Perry CBE. Grayson is one of Britain’s best-known contemporary artists and won the Turner prize in 2003.  


Click here to register





Wed 2nd February 10-10:45am




Jonathan Foster, Chief Fire Officer, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service


For KS3-5/S1-6

Are you interested in working for the Fire Service? Join us for a broadcast with Jonathan Foster to find out about his inspirational journey to becoming Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Jonathan will be sharing some of his main life lessons and he is looking forward to answering your questions. 


Click here to register

National Teen Book Club

  • Our four-week National Teen Book Club programme begins on January 19th, 3-30-4.30pm, and gives students the opportunity to: 
    • Meet the UK's top writers, literary agents and journalists, including Kit De Waal, champion of working class writers; Jo Unwin, literary agent to Charlie Brooker and Richard Ayoade; and Jon Day, who is a Booker Prize judge and teaches English and Creative Writing and Kings College London.
    • Become a published author themselves ­– and win masterclasses from top writers and literary agents.
    • Engage in activities and conversations online with students from across the UK, related to the book we'll read together.
  • The programme is free and fully facilitated and runs for four weeks. Sign up your school here, or students can sign up individually here
  • Deadline to register is 13th January.
  • Contact ntbc@speakersforschools.org with any questions about the National Teen Book Club.



Speakers for Schools also have exclusive talks for students who sign up to their Youth Card service. Youth Card is a free mobile app that acts as a one-stop shop for amazing workshops, opportunities and discounts for young people aged 11-25 who live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  For any questions, please email info@youthcard.org

Youth Card exclusive talks

Careers Hours 2022

Full Schedule of Careers Hours for 2022 Academic Year Released - Registration now open

A Careers Hour series with Learn Live will feature 1-hour broadcasts that shine a light on different sectors. Aimed at students, they will feature a live panel, LMI and video insights from employers and young people in the sector. There will be a live Q&A and jobs board and the recordings can be accessed after the event to be used at a time to suit.

(all 10-11am)


 Registration link for schools & colleges

10 Feb 2022

Digital (National Apprenticeship   Week 7-13 Feb)


24 Mar 2022



12 May 2022

 Health (nurses’ week is 6-12 May)


7 Jul 2022

 Retail & supply chain


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