Careers information and guidance

The two careers advisers working in Holmfirth High School are Charlotte Wood and Vicky O’Sullivan. We work for CK careers, an independent local careers company.

We work mainly with students in Years 9 – 11.

Year 9

We are available at options evening. We can also arrange a careers appointment within the school day for any year 9 student who wishes to discuss their option choice in more depth.

Years 10 and 11

All students will have an individual or a small group interview either in the summer term of Year 10 or during year 11. The interview will give them the opportunity to discuss their plans for both after year 11 and longer term. If students feel that they need extra support they are welcome to request another appointment or call in to the careers room to see us at break or lunchtime. We are aware that some students will need more help and support than others to make a successful transition from year 11 so we work closely with the SEN department, other pastoral staff as well as the heads of year. We also have good links with the local colleges, sixth forms and training providers. An apprenticeship fair takes place in school for students in years 9,10 and 11 which is well attended by local training providers and employers. At least one careers adviser is available in school on GCSE results day to offer support and advice to any student who needs it at this time. Any student who has not made a successful transition to learning after year 11 will be referred to one of our post 16 careers advisers.

Students in Year 10 also benefit from an excellent  programme of taster visits allowing them to visit many of the local colleges and sixth forms as well as participating in a two week work experience placement.

Contact us

You can contact us on 01484 225500