Careers Advice

At The Charles Dickens School we recognise the importance of quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for all students.

It is important that students develop the skills and knowledge to make appropriate choices about their future pathways.

Our Careers Co-Ordinator (Mr Wakefield) works with Heads of Year, teaching staff, support staff, external agencies, local employers, and further education institutions to help make students aware of the vast number of options available to them. It is essential that students keep their options open for as long as possible so that the maximum number of careers remain a possibility for as long as possible I case student change their mind or are undecided.

All students in Years 7 to 11 are prepared in Careers Education through a well-planned programme that is delivered in tutor time and assemblies. Dedicated focus sessions, workshops and specialist speakers support our provision.

Through our connections with EBP Kent (Enterprise and Business Partnership) all students have access to an independent and impartial careers advisor who is based in the school regularly. An appointment can be made by going contacting Heads of Year or Mr Wakefield. This connection allows our students to have high quality guidance through key decision times.  EBP also support the school in organising one week high quality work experience placements for Year 10 students.


There are several useful sites that students and parents can use in order to help with careers and job information.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Useful for finding out about different jobs, courses and what kinds of jobs suit you.

http://www.bestcourse4me.com
Useful for finding out about what courses to take on the next level of education.

https://www.careersbox.co.uk
Useful for finding out about different careers through interviews and short film clips.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers
Provides a wide range of information including personality tests etc.

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk
Hints, tips, support in finding apprenticeships and employment.