Careers Advice and Post 16 Support

Aspire offers a range of support and opportunities for students, which both advises and prepares them for post-16. In addition, we offer on-going support after our students leave in year 11, to give them the best possible chance of success and to help put them back on a path, if they need it, when things don’t always work out as expected.

At Key Stage 3, PSHCE and our enrichment programme The Loft enable dedicated curriculum time to identifying and preparing students for post-16. It highlights careers opportunities and builds life skills essential for preparing for working life.

At Key Stage 4, PSHCE and Preparation for Working Life builds on the skills obtained at KS3. In addition, all students move onto a curriculum  incorporating work-based vocational qualifications, alongside traditional GCSE subjects. All year 10 students have the opportunity to complete a work experience placement.

Year 11 have access to 1:1 careers advice with Connexions and our onsite Careers Officer. They are supported in applications and the interview and acceptance process. Aspire runs a summer school for leavers and we continue to track, support and find solutions where required right the way through their first year away from Aspire. For those students with EHCPs, this process starts in Year 9 as part of the section 4 Annual Review transition planning.

Want to speak to an adviser?

Arrange an appointment in school with Ms Charles (Connexions) or Mrs Gardiner

You can call 0800 100 900 or webchat with someone from the national careers service, 7 days a week, 8am to 10pm.

There is a Hull base for the National Careers Service within Hull Central Library.

Hull students can also call Connexions, or see them independently. Details can be found here:

East Riding students, please see this link for additional support, help and advice:

Browse Careers Information:

The best way to start is by talking about it to teachers, tutors, advisers and family! What ideas do you have? What ideas do they have? What are your interests? Then try following these links to allow you to search and browse for careers and further education opportunities:

These links offer suggestions based on your likes, skills and talents:

Browse Further Education Providers:

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