“Pupils receive helpful advice about the different opportunities available to them at the end of key stage 4” (Ofsted 2019)

At William Edwards School, we understand the importance of Careers Education, Information and Guidance and pride ourselves on the quality of our provision offered to our students. For a summary of the provision by year group please click WES Careers Education.

We have a Careers Education Programme on offer to our students, which is delivered through a range of activities, events and agencies; with support from local businesses and a programme of visits to and by local colleges and universities, through which, we aim to raise the aspirations of all our students and help them to reach their career ambitions.

Mrs Debbie Doyle gives free Information, Advice and Guidance to all William Edwards students. If you would like to book and interview then students can see her in the 14 – 19 Careers Department. Parents are also welcome to attend with their child and do so by contacting Mrs Doyle at the school (Details below).

Careers Education, Information and Guidance at William Edwards aims to enable Students to:

  • Learn more about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a career programme which informs students of the full range of education and training options available to them at each transition point.
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities of offer, for example, technical education and apprenticeships – this can be achieved through options evenings, assemblies, group discussions, and taster events.
  • Understand how to apply to the full range of academic and technical coursed available to them.

Access requests

Any provider wishing to request access and to discuss possible attendance at relevant events should contact our Careers Leader/Assistant Headteacher, Mr T. Parker, details below:


Mr T. PARKER  (Assistant Headteacher)
01375 486000 Ext. 311 

Mrs D DOYLE (Careers Advisor)

OCR Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development
01375 486000 Ext. 311

WES Provider Access Policy Statement Oct 2021 Baker Clause

Information for Yr11 2021/22


Preparation for Post 16 transition is very important. We use the Mock Interview Day in October as an exercise to support Year 11 students with their organisation and preparation for the application process which commences shortly afterwards. The attached presentations were used to guide the students through C.V. and personal profile statement writing. For further support with post 16 transition please contact Mrs Doyle ( or Mr Parker (

Tips on how to write a CV for post 16 transition      What is a personal statement

POST 16 College information:

Department for Education Post 16 Choices Video –

College 6th Form Open Events 2021-22

South Essex College OPEN EVENTS 2021-22

USP College – Open Evenings 2020-21

USP College Opening Evenings – 2022 SEEVIC & Palmer’s Campus

Barking & Dagenham College Open Events

23rd November 2021 – Current year 11s this week that Harris Academy Riverside Sixth Form has an open evening event this Thursday (25th November) 18.00-20.00. There is a prebooking form on their website but this is not mandatory and parents/students are able to turn up on the evening. Details available on their website or


Post 16 Transition – Web links to Local Sixth Form schools, colleges and providers.

The web links will take you directly to the Sixth Form pages for each school, college or providers on their website. You will be able to access information about each organisation’s Sixth Form including entry grade requirements for every course. There are also contact details should you have any direct enquiries.

If you require any further support with post 16 transition please contact Mrs Doyle at

Post 16 Transition – Web links to Local Sixth Form Schools and Colleges

Post 16 options – basics explained.


T Levels are a new qualification choice that follow GCSEs and give students a head start towards the careers they want.  They will suit students who wish to start working towards a skilled occupation, prefer a practical approach to learning and want a predominately class-room-base course.  Drawing on features of the world’s best technical education systems, these 2-year courses have been designed in partnership with employers to ensure students gain the knowledge, skills and experiences businesses need so they are ready to get good jobs when they qualify.  Please see further information in the link below:



Watch university guidance videos
Please take a moment to browse the new university guidance webinar hub, where students and school groups can watch webinars ranging from an introduction to university courses in Accounting through to Veterinary Science.

As well as hundreds of subjects in between – delivered by experts at universities UK wide.


Careermag provides a wealth of high-quality career information and qualification guidance. Whether you’re thinking about an apprenticeship, A Levels, BTEC, T Levels, work experience or even going straight to work, Careermag for School Leavers provides you with a wide range of opportunities with leading employers and training providers. Not only will you be presented with opportunities but you can explore a diverse range of articles from experts enabling you to understand what each qualification route can lead to and how you can get into a specific career.


Many parents get in touch with us asking for advice on how to respond to their child when they ask this question. What may seem like a daunting question to many parents, doesn’t actually have to be. Careermag for Parents connects parents, guardians and carers with up to date labour market information. We explain the various qualification routes available and bust myths and misconceptions along the way.

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Morrisby Careers (FAST TOMATO)

Morrisby Careers (Fast Tomato) Careers Interactive Guidance Platform can be accessed with the code given to your child in school by using the poster attachment. Furthermore there are two ‘short’ training/guidance video links below, which explain how to get started and how to proceed with the outcomes of the initial questionnaires. If you require further assistance please contact Mrs Doyle.


How to get started –

How to interpret the questionnaires and use Fast Tomato


The video gives lots of very useful local labour market information in a very watchable way. It explains all of the urban development planned for Thurrock over the next 5 to 10 years and the projected employment opportunities that will be created.  The Future is Thurrock  


Recommended Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Website links:

We consider these websites to be useful for students and parents when researching their future careers, as well as for those currently in a job or career. All of these websites are free although some require you to register.

Click here to access the full list.

Post 16 Destinations:

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Approval and review

The policy statement was approved by the school’s Senior Leadership Team in September 2019

The next review will take place in September 2020


Essex Construction Careers Guide

Parent-Pack-June-2021-1 – Apprenticeship Guidance