At Sir John Talbot’s School, our ethos “achievement through caring” embodies the holistic approach we take to supporting students, so that they may achieve in all aspects of their development. We aim to enhance their life chances for the future by providing tailored support throughout their time in school.

We endeavour to ensure that students and parents have access to independent advice and guidance (IAG), whenever required, to assist with making important academic or career decisions, as well as offering emotional or medical advice if needed.

Jessica Chiverton-Stanway

Pam Robinson
Careers Adviser across the Trust

Bob Thompson, Chair of Governors
Careers Link Governor

Vicki Ayton
Enterprise Adviser










Are you an Employer? Do you run a local business?

Sir John Talbot’s School needs your help to bridge the gap between education and employment

Sir John Talbot’s School wants to connect with employers and careers programme providers to work together to create meaningful encounters with the world of work for our students. Data shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training and can go on to earn up to 18% more during their career.

Our goals

  • Provide at least four employer and workplace encounters for our students
  • Ensure these encounters start in Year 7
    • Work with employers to guide strategic careers planning for the good of the local community whilst benefitting Sir John Talbot’s students (mentoring, enterprise competitions and work-related learning
    • Embed in the curriculum and celebrate an ethos that places careers and enterprise opportunities at the heart of Sir John Talbot’s School

What could you do?

Provide work experience placements

Provide work shadowing

Support our events

We would love to hear from you, please contact Jessica Chiverton-Stanway, CEIAG Lead:








Teaching careers as part of the curriculum has a dual purpose:

  • To provide careers education as part of the school’s careers and enterprise provision
  • To enhance the whole curriculum with the addition of career-relevant content

It is expected that all staff embed careers learning into the curriculum. The careers team can provide help and support by providing resources and subject specific guidance.









What to expect from a career guidance interview?

A careers guidance interview is an impartial, one-to-one meeting between yourself and a professionally qualified Careers Adviser (Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development). A guidance interview can last up to 45 minutes. A careers guidance interview is not like a job interview – there are no right or wrong answers.

You’ll also find some useful websites here.

Job of the Week A – Z

Series of short videos on YouTube, one added every week from Jamie Pywell, Leader of Enterprise and Employability at Fullhurst Community College – his email is or website

This series of videos are all only around 2 minutes long – would be ideal for a lesson starter or tutor time.  Links are all below. Jamie says: “Feel free to use this resource however you feel will work best for your students. If you are adding this to your twitter feeds, please tag @MYPATHcareersUK 

As you probably already know, this resource wouldn’t be available without support from Cre8tive Resources. Have a look at a wide range of careers packages they offer here.

Video Links

  1. Actuary
  2. Barber
  3. Cardiologist
  4. Disaster Manager
  5. Employment Adviser
  6. Firefighter
  7. Games Tester
  8. Hotel Porter
  9. IT Technician
  10. Journalist
  11. Kennel Worker
  12. Librarian
  13. Marine Biologist
  14. Neurologist
  15. Outdoor Pursuits Manager
  16. Paramedic
  17. Retail Buyer
  18. Sports Coach
  19. Tattoo Artist
  20. Urban Designer
  21. Veterinary Surgeon
  22. Well Site Geologist
  23. Youth Worker
  24. Zoo-Keeper
  25. Quantity Surveyor
  26. Anaesthetist
  27. Barrister
  28. Housing Officer

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

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


To search for an apprenticeship, please click here.

Example apprenticeship application letter here.

Please search find an Apprenticeship for more opportunities.

Higher education

Find information on university courses, entry requirements and general details on HE –


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

Sir John Talbot’s School Careers Fest

Sir John Talbot’s School’s Careers Festival took place in school on Wednesday 18th October 2023 and was once again a huge success. We welcomed over 40 local employers and Further Education (FE) providers to support our students preparing for future destinations.

To participate in one of our events please contact Jessica Chiverton-Stanway:

To take a look back at one of our previous events, please play the video below:

Careers Contacts

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


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.