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Careers support for students

Students on Work Experience

Careers education 

Millfield’s careers programme aims to provide all students with regular access to employers, further education and training providers, workplace experiences and guidance from our Level 6 qualified career advisor, Mrs Arthur, to support students in making informed and educated decisions about their next steps. 

The careers programme is an integral element of Millfield’s curriculum and careers information is interleaved with subject specific content delivered through the curriculum. Curriculum areas embed careers into lessons to ensure that students are frequently making links between the powerful knowledge they acquire and their future opportunities. Our commitment to careers provision extends beyond the legal minimum entitlement for students and is underpinned by the Gatsby framework with a commitment to meeting all eight benchmarks. 

The intended outcomes of the careers programme include, but are not limited to: 

  • Students will undertake various work-related experiences 
  • Students will reflect upon and refine their aspirations 
  • Students will increase their knowledge of education, training and career opportunities 
  • Students will undertake activities to increase their awareness of labour market information, future employment trends and the skills required for success in the world of work. 

Independant Careers Advisor – Mrs Arthur  

Our school’s Careers Adviser is Hayley Arthur. She is degree qualified with a Level 6 qualification in Guidance and has over 25 years of experience of working with young people. In addition, she has 10 years experience as a career’s specialist providing careers advice and guidance to young people in schools and colleges. She works for Career Atlas, who are engaged by schools to deliver personal and independent career guidance. Her job is to support young people aged 11 to 19 to explore their career aspirations and to make informed decisions about subject choices, further and higher education, apprenticeships, and future employment. Hayley will ensure information is presented in an impartial manner, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education, or work option. Hayley will always promote the best interests of the pupils supporting our pupils with their next steps decisions.  

To contact Hayley please email 

Qualification routes 

A – Levels

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

BTEC’s and Vocational Courses

Employability Skills

Higher Education

T – Levels