Work experience

Work experience is a key part of the curriculum for Year 10 and Year 12. It is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills and it can support career decision making.

For an example work experience letter, click here

Careers video of the month: Advice on becoming an Environmental Scientist

More useful career videos to inspire can be found at:
YouTube – CareersBox

Careerometer is an online data portal which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable LMI to support the process of identifying potential careers. It allows students to compare national average wages, working hours and future employment prospects.


All you need to know about apprenticeshipshere.

Example apprenticeship application letter here.

Local apprenticeship training providers – County Training – Shropshire-wide apprenticeship provider. – Shrewsbury based apprenticeship provider. – Shrewsbury based training provider.

Local companies who recruit apprentices

ABP, AGRO Merchants, Barlows Electrical plus many more.

Please search Find an Apprenticeship for more opportunities.

Other companies to consider – Aldi apprenticeships. – Airbus apprenticeships. – Bentley careers in Crewe. – Jaguar Landrover careers in Wolverhampton. – Barclays apprenticeships. – Global aerospace company with a site in Telford. – Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth based engineering apprenticeships.



For information on employability skills and how to develop them, click here.

Please click here to view CV help for Year 11s and here for Sixth Formers.

Please click here for Interview tips.

Example college application letter here.

For tips for the workplace, please click here


Careers Information  – Career videos of people talking about a range of jobs and home of the Buzz Careers Quiz. – Website exploring jobs by subject, skill or job family. – Useful site offering information on a range of jobs, career options, degrees, gap years etc. – Great site with lots of information about careers and further/higher education.

Higher Education – Information on accessing higher education including universities and apprenticeships.– Information on various universities. – Information on university league tables. – University open days.

Entrepreneurship – Support and advice in finding a job or setting up your own business. – Practical information on setting up a business.

Creative Arts – Careers in performing arts and accredited drama schools. – Information on screen-based creative careers. – Information on careers in the creative industry.

Engineering – Useful site providing a wide range of information on engineering roles. – Meet engineers and find out about engineering sectors.

Healthcare – Information on roles within the NHS.  – Information on roles within the healthcare sector. – How to become a psychologist. – How to become a doctor. – How to become a vet.

Armed Forces

Royal Navy –

Royal Navy practice reasoning test –

Royal Marines test –

Army –


Airman selection practice test –

Other useful sector-specific websites– Government site about training to become a teacher. – Information on training to become a police officer. – Information on how to join the fire service. – Information on a career in law. – Careers in journalism.


Sir John Talbot’s School Careers Fest

With the pandemic preventing Sir John Talbot’s School’s traditional student careers festival at St Alkmund’s Church, the school decided to take the annual event virtual this year. The weeklong initiative saw a full programme of events planned for Sir John Talbot’s Year 7 and 9 students, which included live virtual forums with businesses and employers. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to network and learn about a wide range of career sectors.

Find out the full story by clicking, here.  Check out feedback from the event in the below video, the students also received high praise from a very special person… the Mayor of London!



Careers Contacts

For careers/work experience support or to book a careers appointment, please contact Ms Pam Robinson, Careers Guidance and Inspiration

The full careers structure for across The Marches Multi Academy Trust can be found here: