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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Our careers vision: ‘To ensure all of our students prosper in careers of their choice and maintain financial awareness throughout each stage of their life’.


At Aldridge School we strive to provide all students with the knowledge and skills they need to help them succeed in life regardless of the career path they choose. We provide all students with impartial careers guidance from an independent adviser alongside careers events and guided learning during PSHCE sessions. Throughout their time at Aldridge School students gain a variety of work related learning activities such as work experience, enterprise days, trips and collapsed timetable days to allow them to acquire and develop an understanding of the workplace and employability skills that will help them progress, both job specific and transferrable. We hope through this multifaceted approach, we will not only raise the students aspirations and achievement but also help them to focus on their own career plan.

Careers Leader                                                           Careers Adviser

Miss V Hughes                                                              Lorenzo Cosco 


Careers Plan

To support our students we have a comprehensive calendar of careers activities planned for the academic year. This calendar is subject to change, as we want to make sure that our students' needs are met with the more relevant and engaging opportunities. This plan is available to download, but please be aware that it is subject to change as we look to adapt it to meet our students needs and react to opportunities that present themselves.

Careers Calendar 2023-24 

Start - online careers platform

Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Start includes:

  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.
  • Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
  • Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

Access Start 

 National Careers Week 2024

Please use the link below for information on National Careers Week.

National Careers Week 2024

Apprenticeship Information

Please use the link below for information on apprenticeships. 

Parents Guide to National Apprenticeship Week 2024


Careers Education Information, Advice & Guidance Policy 

 Get in touch

For further information about careers please email for the attention of Miss V. Hughes.