Careers Programme

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers lead: Mr. A. Deasy (Lead Practitioner)  Contact: or 01635 278372.

We offer a bespoke programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) designed to give students age-appropriate information about different progression routes and careers options, and to develop the skills they need to be able to pursue their goals. Our careers education provision is predominantly delivered through the PSHE curriculum, supported by assemblies, workshops, external speakers, work experience and one to one careers guidance interviews.

The taught element of our CEIAG provision is delivered through our PSHE programme.

Careers Learning Journey 2023

During their time at The Clere, all students will receive the following:

  • Bespoke transition support from primary to secondary school
  • A careers education programme including lessons, external speakers and work-related learning.
  • Regular feedback on academic progress and how to improve so that goals can be achieved.
  • Support to develop better self-awareness to help students recognise their own strengths, areas for development, skills, motivations, and abilities.
  • Assistance when accessing and understanding information regarding open days, jobs, colleges, universities and apprenticeships.
  • Signposting to local and borough-wide opportunities such as careers fairs and workshops facilitated by EBP.
  • Guidance and support when making decisions about KS4 course options in year 9.
  • Parent Information evenings to provide information and guidance to parents and carers at each key stage.
  • Bespoke support when completing application forms, writing personal statements and CVs.
  • Personalised career guidance and support from a qualified careers advisor (Sarah Singlehurst).  All students receive at least one individual careers interview.
  • The opportunity to complete a work experience placement in year 10.
  • At least four encounters with providers of approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships during years 8-11.

Additional examples of CEIAG opportunities at The Clere:

  • Live virtual careers fair promoted to all students (and parents) as part of National Careers Week 2023.
  • Year 7 & 8 National UK Maths Challenge UKMC – 55 students logged on remotely to take part. 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award.  
  • Year 8 Raspberry Pi Competition 2022 – Innovation to save the planet.
  • Careers Café initiative run during the Spring Term during Tuesday Tutor Time, where employers came to speak about their work experiences and choices which led them to their current careers.


We regularly evaluate our careers programme against the Gatsby Benchmarks, which is a framework of best practice. Further, we measure the impact of our provision through student voice surveys, work experience evaluations and in monitoring participation rates of students after they leave year 11. Latest published figures show that 96.2% of The Clere school leavers stayed in education or employment after finishing key stage 4, which is above the local authority average (92.9%) and national average (94%).

The Clere School Leavers Activity Survey

Click HERE to see where our students go after they leave The Clere?





Information for Students

This can be located in the student portal.

Local Colleges 


Queen Mary’s College: 

Sparsholt College: 

Andover College: 

Peter Symonds College: 

Newbury College:

Other useful websites: – Unifrog – The complete destination platform – Unifrog brings all available career information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform. This is the platform that we use throughout our PSHE programme.  - Careermag for School Leavers explores the different opportunities available to students after school or college. Careermag for School Leavers includes: Sector Spotlights which looks at exciting careers; inspiring case studies from students who have been there and done it; and employability articles to help better prepare you for the world of work. - The National Careers Service can help with career, learning and training choices. There are over 800 job profiles which tell you what a job involves and how to get into that career path. It also provides help with CVs and interview advice. - Career pilot has a range of careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds. - is a website which uses the power of personal stories to inform and inspire young peoples’ career choices. It has the ability to match potential careers to subjects studied at school and college.  The site features over 1000 videos of real people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path and how different factors have shaped their choices. - This website has a huge wealth of videos, factsheets and information all about the different types of apprenticeships. - This site provides useful careers guidance and includes a ‘careers zone’ which focuses on different jobs and which subjects to study. 

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NHS careers AtoZ ( - The NHS has many different careers opportunities and Step into the NHS has been designed to help guide students and young adults in whether to / get into a career working for the NHS.

Information for Parents - Careermag for Parents connects students and their parents to the latest career and qualification routes available. Careermag for Parents helps parents and carers understand the options available for young people as well as dispelling industry myths and misconceptions along the way. - Careers information, advice and guidance from the Career Writers Association for parents. - Useful resources for parents which provide guidance on how to help their son/daughter explore their future career path. - Parent guides to T Levels, Apprenticeships - Careers ideas and information to view with your child. - Enables parents to view a labour market profile of your local area.

Information for Staff

Please see the PSHE section within SharePoint for all resources relating to Careers Education.

Please contact Mr Deasy for further information.

Information for Employers and Providers

If you are an employer or provider and would like to contact the school regarding potential opportunities for our students, please contact

You can find our Provider Access Policy below:
The Clere Provider Access Policy

In order to make informed career decisions, it is useful to understand the Labour Market Information (LMI) for our region.

This includes information about the largest employers, the jobs likely to be available, employability skills needed, particular skills shortages and qualifications required.

Our region falls within the Enterprise M3 Local Economic Partnership (LEP). It is a £55 billion economy with 760,500 jobs and workforce of 804,500 people. - Enables parents to view a labour market profile of your local area. Unifrog – The complete destination platform – Unifrog brings all available career information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform.