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At St. Mary Magdalene Secondary School, we are committed to offering all students from KS3 to KS5 a comprehensive, bespoke and supportive programme of Careers, Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) and work-related learning (WRL).

For Parents:

Our vision is that on beginning their secondary education at St. Mary Magdalene, every student takes an active role in shaping ideas about their own future in order to lead them purposefully towards an end career as an adult. Our students will learn about, experience, and reflect on their future options in order to inform the choices they will make at GCSE, and on to further and higher education. 

Across their school journey they will add to their profile on Unifrog, culminating in tailored application advice in Year 13 for their chosen Post-18 pathway. Please see below for more detail on the service that Unifrog can provide.

For further information regarding the careers provision at St Mary Magdalene’s please see below for an overview of our provision, alternatively any queries for the careers lead (Miss Botha) can be sent to

For students:

To help you assess your personal skills and begin considering your personal careers journey please use the link to the ‘Skillsometer’ and ‘Careerometer’

The Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing.

The Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation. Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

Also attached below are posters (as displayed in school) summarising the different options you can explore at Post-16 (after GCSEs) and Post-18 (leaving school).

For employers:

Please see attached below a document with more information on the purpose of work experience, our expectations of the students and relevant contact details. Please also see below for a digital copy of the ‘Own Find’ form that students are required to return to us in order to begin their placements.

Provider access policy:

For providers wishing to contact the school regarding various education and training options at either Post-16 or Post-18 please see below for the schools policy and contact details of the careers lead.


16th January- School visit from Speaker for schools, Bridget Prentice (Click here for article)

4th-8th May- Year 10 Work Experience week

19th April- L&Q Careers Coaching (Click here for article)