Our Personal Adviser for Careers at QEHS is Elaine McStravick, who can provide support on all aspects of your future in employment or education including further and higher education, training and apprenticeships. Elaine is based in the Learning Resource Centre and usually in school on a Wednesday (8.30am – 4.30pm).

If you would like an appointment with Elaine please email your request to emcstravick@qehs.net or call into the LRC and leave a message. If possible please give a preferred time brief and details regarding what you would like to discuss e.g. options post GCSE or A level, apprenticeships, applying to university or thinking of leaving school.

Careers Library

The Learning Resource Centre also contains information about careers, occupations, opportunities for employment, training, further education and higher education. (Including college and university prospectuses)

The Careers section also holds information on job searching: CV, applications and interview help.

The notice board displays current apprenticeships, jobs (including part time) and voluntary opportunities.

There is also access to computer aided guidance packages such as Kudos and Careerscape.

Careers Clinics

The Careers Clinics offer an information service for all year groups, including careers and course information. They are held on:

Wednesday 10.00am – 10.15am & 11.20am – 11.40am in the Sixth Form Café / Study Areas

Wednesday 1.00pm – 1.20pm in the Learning Resource Centre


NCC advice for students who are in employment

Below is Northumberland County Council’s advice on students who are in employment:

Did you know that?

  • All children from the age of 13 years and who are working must be registered with the Local Authority and be issued with a work permit.
  • It is an offence for an employer to employ children without registering with the local authority first.
  • The numbers of hours students can work whilst attending school are restricted. Children must not work before 7am and after 7pm.
  • Any children working without a permit is not covered by their employer’s liability insurance.

More information and application forms can be obtained from:

Education Welfare
Virtual Schools
Education and Wellbeing Service
Wellbeing and Community Health Service
Brunel Building, 64 Regent Street
NE24 1LT

Tel: 01670 622800