We have high expectations for all our students at Queen Elizabeth High School. Whether you are a student that has joined us from Hexham Middle School or other feeder school, or you are in key stage 5 preparing for the next important stage in your life, we feel it is very important that you are well informed about the fast-paced nature of change evident in the world of work. We aim to provide you with the right level of support at the right time in your school career guiding you with personalised support to make decisions that is right for you. You are unique and it is your responsibility to take ownership of your life. Our three guiding values at Queen Elizabeth High School is Respect, Engage, Aspire.
We value you as an individual and the contribution you can make to our school community. We expect that you respect the time you have with us and others that seek to support you in the conversations that take place regarding careers and the world of work.
At Queen Elizabeth High School you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities that exposes you to the world of work. You will have the opportunity from year 9 to 13 to experience the work of different employers and key career sectors. We expect that you engage with these meaningful encounters so that you can become more familiar with aspects of life outside of the school.
For many students, they may not know what they want to be when they are older. For some, a decision has already been made (based information or experiences gained so far in life). We expect you to keep an open mind about potential career prospects and challenge your inner prejudice. At Queen Elizabeth High School we will encourage you to question stereotypes in your lessons, extra-curricular activities and other organised events.
The Queen Elizabeth High School Careers Programme
To help you understand the careers programme at Queen Elizabeth High School you can click on the link on the home page. It is important for all pupils to acknowledge, that the careers programme can potentially change. This is due to opportunities arising that the school can benefit from or when a provider outside of school is no longer able to contribute.
Labour Market Information
We want you to know more about the different types of careers there are in the world of work, and understand that these are constantly changing. In order for you to be more aware of what is known as labour market information, we would encourage you to watch the following video.
Our Region Your Future
To delve deeper and find out more about different job roles, sectors and professions, as well as the different responsibilities you can expect for each of these, along with average annual salaries or weekly hours worked, you should access the following widget. During your time as a pupil at Queen Elizabeth High School, this resource will be referred at key moments including National Careers Week.
Careerometer - LMI for All
The Careerometer widget, shown below, provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects. The widget can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers – simply type the title of the job you’re interested in to start!
If you want to learn a little more about certain career roles and their related LMI, why not access some short videos. Take the time to watch one every week. During the tutorial programme, you will be provided with a Job of the Week. These are shared with all year groups as we believe it is important for all pupils to have knowledge of different job roles from an early age.
Useful Careers Links
CV Support and Helpful Links
- Your options (includes guidance on routes through technical education)
- Framework of Technical Qualifications
- Technical Options Map