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The Beaconsfield School A specialist Arts College

Careers and Personal Development

At The Beaconsfield School we are committed to ensuring all students have access to impartial careers advice from third party agencies, support in school and access to employers who can advise students when considering their future options. 

Our named careers coordinator in school is Mrs Gohel. Please do get in touch for any specific careers enquiries - careers@beaconsfield.school

Impartial careers advice in school is provided by Adviza. Our link worker is Kath Dunn - associatekathdunn@adviza.org.uk

The Adviza portal can now be accessed, without the need to log in, using this link: www.adviza.org.uk/careers-guidance-for-you

Click HERE to read our school careers policy.

To ensure we are providing a balanced careers programme, we link our careers guidance to the Gatsby Benchmarks which have been explicitly referenced throughout the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the new Statuary Guidance for Careers (January 2018). These 8 benchmarks are outlined below:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Aims of the Careers Programme

The main components of the programme are:

  1. a planned programme of CEAIG for all ages
  2. access to independent and impartial information on opportunities in learning and work
  3. access to individualised careers guidance and support
  4. experience of the workplace to develop key employability skills
  5. To identify and reduce the likelihood of students becoming NEET or dropping out through a variety of interventions.
  6. ensure students have interactions with a variety of colleges, training providers, employers and universities in order to make an informed decision.
Gatsby Benchmarks Nov-21 Nov-20 Jan-19

Benchmark 1

A Stable Careers Programme

100% 100% 76%

Benchmark 2

Learning from Career and labour market information

100% 100% 100%

Benchmark 3

Addressing the needs of each pupil

100% 100% 100%

Benchmark 4

Linking curriculum learning to careers

100% 100% 100%

Benchmark 5

Encounters with employers and employees

100% 100% 100%

Benchmark 6

Experiences of workplaces

75% 100% 100%

Benchmark 7

Encounters with further & higher education 

100% 100% 91%

Benchmark 8

Personal guidance

100% 100% 87%

To enable us to successfully meet each of these targets we have the following careers programme:

Drop down days to follow in July 2022 - Careers lead programme

Latest opportunities


If you are interested in any of The Talent Foundry opportunities, please contact Miss Gohel.


Apprenticeship Vacancy 


We are delighted to share this opportunity for 15-20 year olds with you and would be really grateful if you are able to share it with parents, carers, students and anyone else you might think will benefit. 

Our New Shoots programme is a year long wildlife & conservation programme for 15 – 20 year olds based in the Chilterns.  Last year's New Shoots group enabled our young people to become involved in a wide variety of conservation opportunities including wildlife surveys and habitat management in a fun, relaxed and social setting.   It was incredible to see them grow and realise their true potential during this time.

“What an utterly wonderful programme. F’s enjoyed herself so much, meeting new people with shared interests, learning new things, hearing from experts, getting down and dirty! Couldn’t recommend New Shoots highly enough.”

Applications for our New Shoots 2022-23 wildlife and conservation programme are still open. If you're aged 15 - 20 with an interest or passion for nature & wildlife, click on the link below for more information and to apply!

The Chilterns AONB - New Shoots


Mercedes-Benz are currently recruiting for apprentices across a variety of roles, in their nationwide network of retailers and dealers.

They have vacancies for Light Vehicle and Heavy Vehicle Technicians, Customer Service Experts and Retail Parts Advisors.

If you are interested in doing an apprenticeship, please click below 



KPMG 2022 Apprenticeship programmes are now open for applications!

Whether you’re in your final year of school or college, or looking for a new career opportunity, join KPMG as an apprentice in Audit, Consulting, KPMG Business Services, Law or Technology & Engineering and you’ll receive the training, qualifications, work experience and support you need to thrive.
KPMG Apprenticeship Programmes 

With programmes available across the UK, you’ll have the opportunity to earn and learn, be part of our collaborative community of people – and be inspired to build your own extraordinary career full of exciting possibilities. 

 For more information click Here




Speakers for Schools is excited to present its weekly broadcast schedule! This schedule will be updated regularly and talks will be targeted to different age groups.


Watch pre-recorded broadcasts from our library here.



Speakers for Schools also have exclusive talks for students who sign up to their Youth Card service. Youth Card is a free mobile app that acts as a one-stop shop for amazing workshops, opportunities and discounts for young people aged 11-25 who live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  For any questions, please email info@youthcard.org

Youth Card exclusive talks

Careers Hours 2022

Full Schedule of Careers Hours for 2022 Academic Year Released - Registration now open

A Careers Hour series with Learn Live will feature 1-hour broadcasts that shine a light on different sectors. Aimed at students, they will feature a live panel, LMI and video insights from employers and young people in the sector. There will be a live Q&A and jobs board and the recordings can be accessed after the event to be used at a time to suit.

(all 10-11am)


 Registration link for schools & colleges

7 Jul 2022

 Retail & supply chain


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