The Joseph Rowntree School


Students - Careers

Along with various careers events that take place both in and out of school, students have access to a full time Careers Advisor in school. The advice students receive is high quality impartial careers guidance, which helps them to make informed choices about which route suits their academic needs and aspirations.

The attached Post 16 guide is a great resource to help you to start to plan your future. The attached apprenticeship guide may also be of use. Further resources are available in the LRC. 

If you would like to arrange a careers advice appointment, please pop into the Careers Office or email Miss Thornhill



Careers Overview

Year 7

  • Citizenship lessons: Qualities, Skills and setting personal career goals
  • STEM assemblies

Year 8

  • Citizenship lessons: thinking about the world of work
  • Roots to Success visits
  • Assemblies from different vocational areas such as engineering and hospitality

Year 9

  • Citizenship lessons on challenging gender stereotypes
  • Roots to Success visits – York St John/University of York
  • GCSE options: Options assemblies, Options evening and guidance with choosing options linked to future career pathways
  • Visits from speakers who are not in “traditional” roles

Year 10

  • Preparation for work experience: Assemblies, Parents evening, Careers interviews and 1:1 support
  • Work experience week
  • Roots to success residential visit
  • Visit to the University of York
  • Careers Fair

Year 11

  • One to one career guidance interviews
  • Apprenticeship group work with NYBEP and YCC
  • Taster days including Sixth Form, York College, Askham Bryan College and selected apprenticeship venues
  • Access to online resources highlighting the different post 16 options
  • Roots to Success progression conference
  • Careers Fair

Sixth Form

  • Career Ready – regular masterclasses throughout the year and contact with a mentor.
  • Careers Fair
  • University visits
  • Enrichment Lessons: Speakers on topics such as applying to Oxbridge and student finances


Useful websites


For useful pages on careers for young people

Our local careers advice provider - e.g

A directory of 14-19

The National Apprenticeship

National Careers Service for information, advice and guidance on different career areas:

York College website, information on courses, open and taster days:

Askham Bryan College:

Apprenticeships guide and information:

To look and apply for current apprenticeship vacancies:


To look and apply for university courses:


Please get in touch via email if you have any feedback or questions

Ms A Thornhill

L6 Careers Advisor and Coordinator


Tel: 01904 552126


Careers Documents

 Video Links


Art: (art therapy) (fine art) (illustrator and vlogger) (animation)




Business Studies: (business development intern) (business owner) (HR recruitment apprentice) (marketing)




Drama: (digital TV production) (theatre careers)


DT: (why is DT important) (design engineering) (wedding dress designer) (food and nutrition)








Health & Social Care: (midwife)  (healthcare jobs) (healthcare jobs) (H&SC jobs)






Maths: (management accountant apprentice)


Media Studies: (marketing manager) (PR director) (journalist)




Music: /


PE: (personal trainer) 

Performing Arts: (digital TV production), (set designer) (choreographer) (theatre careers)











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