Careers Guidance

At Swalcliffe Park  we want every student to leave us prepared for life in the modern world and properly equipped to attain good quality of life outcomes.  One way in which we try to do this is through our comprehensive careers programme which reflects the needs of all our students.

At Swalcliffe, we encourage our students to be open-minded and inquisitive.  We endeavour to show our students all the options open to them and provide them with access to quality careers advice on:

  • career pathways
  • trends in the work market
  • qualifications/skills required to gain entry to their career choice
  • technical routes and apprenticeships
  • further educational opportunities


Careers advice and higher education guidance are given in a variety of ways; as part of the curriculum, in tutor groups, enterprise groups and on a one-to-one basis – the latter is an important aspect of our focused independence and transitioning work.  In addition, our students have the opportunity to attend career days and fairs, visit colleges of further education and access online information and resources as well as access to an independent careers advisor.

Download our Careers Programme Provision Map

The school also has close links with local and regional businesses and enterprise initiatives. Students can benefit from work experience placements, volunteering and work in the community to develop their skills, increase their self-confidence and help them to make informed choices. The school also hosts speakers from local businesses and colleges and provides independent careers advice from Adviza.

We are always keen to hear of any offers of help in giving our students insight into a variety of workplaces. If you can help by offering to talk with our students or by offering a work shadowing placement, please contact our Careers Lead, Les Robinson on