Careers Guidance

Careers Guidance

CCHS & Sigma Sixth Careers Micro-site

Follow this link to our Careers Microsite for Indepth Careers Advice and Opportunities for Students and Information for Parents/Carers


CCHS & Sigma Sixth Careers Practitioners
• Amanda Read (Level 6 Qualified)
• Julie Settle (Working towards Level 6 qualification)

Careers @ CCHS & Sigma Sixth

Clacton County High School view careers guidance and inspiration as integral to the work throughout the school.   Our vision is to develop a learning community that broadens horizons and raises aspirations through meaningful and powerful links and contact with employers and local businesses.  Learners will develop and apply a range of employability skills throughout their time in school and sixth form, as well as developing knowledge and research skills to ensure future pathways are fully informed and allow a clear sense of direction.

We aim to help our students, through various careers and work related activities and interventions to be able to:

  • Develop their understanding of themselves in relation to future learning and employment opportunities.
  • Encourage parent and carer engagement in events and activities
  • Learn and experience careers and the world of work
  • Develop their career management and employability skills

The impact of the career programme offered at CCHS is measured and assessed through the Government's standard Gatsby Benchmark process which is reviewed every 3 months. 

  • A stable careers programme – 
  • Learning from career and labour market information –
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil – 
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers – 
  • Encounters with employers and employees – 
  • Experiences of workplaces – 
  • Encounters with further and higher education – 
  • Personal guidance – 

If you have a question or queries regards the careers programme at Clacton County High School or would like to arrange a careers interview please contact:
Careers Advisor - Amanda Read
Work Experience Coordinator - Julie Settle
Higher Education and Aspirations Coordinator - Julie Settle
Senior Leadership Team - Resposible for Careers Guidance - Alex Cooke

Telephone: 01255 424266

We are always seeking new organisations and employers to support the delivery of our Careers and Aspirations programme, this includes regular events such as Careers Fairs, Mock Interviews, as well as more personal workshops and discussions around your career pathway and specialist field of expertise, please email us if you are interested.

Useful Careers Websites
Gov UK Apprenticeship Application Apprenticeship vacancies and information, search and apply
National Careers Service Careers guides and info for students aged 13-18
I Could Lots of videos you can explore by employment sector or life theme
Startprofile Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
Careers Box Free online library of careers related film, news and information
Amazing Apprenticeships We deliver national projects designed to inform and inspire England’s students about apprenticeships on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Service.
The Source The Source can help you find out where to access support in your local community
I Can Be A A local social media style careers website with information about work, careers and training opportunities.
Career Pilot Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) specific websites
Future Morph Career opportunities from Science and Maths
Tomorrow's Engineers All about a future in engineering
Post 16 Options
UCAS Progress Online national prospectus for further education
Higher Education
UK Course Finder Quiz to choose uni courses
Prospects A good resource for anyone thinking about university, careers you can reach from your subjects and job hunting trends
UCAS Database of all degree courses and entry requirements
Which University Your journey to uni starts here
University and your future Identify your strengths and learn how to use your time at university to explore career options and prepare for future job roles.
Jobs within the NHS
NHS Careers Careers with the NHS
Step Into the NHS Young people focused site with career information on jobs within the NHS
Do It Volunteering opportunities for 16-25 year olds
Community Action Suffolk Volunteering opportunities in Suffolk
National Citizen Service East National Citizenship Service – an exciting opportunity to take on new challenges, gain new skills and experience new things.
Endeavour Transport Card The Endeavour Card is a smartcard for 16 to 19 year olds for whom travel may be a barrier to get to work, training or education.