Careers Education and Guidance

The Hurst School is committed to developing workplace skills alongside academic skills.

Careers Education and Guidance has an essential role to play in preparing students for choices, changes and transitions they will encounter as they become adults. The school’s Careers Leader oversees the Careers Programme and liaises with relevant agencies. Please see contact details at the bottom of the page. 

At The Hurst, students follow a detailed plan of career guidance to prepare them for their next steps when they leave us. We want their time at school to have provided them with the skills and knowledge to make the choices that are best for them.

Through our Careers Programme we provide the best possible careers education, information, advice and guidance to all our students in line including:

  • up-to-date information about the local employment market;
  • independent and impartial careers guidance;
  • opportunities to meet employers
  • opportunity for work experience;
  • curriculum links to real-world careers.

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The document below contains information about a programme of careers events we run throughout the academic year split by year group. Due to the current climate, some events may be virtual. 

Careers Programme Years 7-11

Events for 2022:

15th March - Careers Fair Years 7-11 - School Hall

1st April - Year 10 Taster Day

27th June - Dropdown Day Years 7 & 8

For more information about the Careers programme, please contact:

Veronica Bancroft - Careers Leader:

Phone: 0118 9817474

College Prospectus and Open day information can be found here

BCOT Careers Coach Facility

This Careers Coach page allows students to take a career assessment (very short, simple and quick to complete). The aim of this function is to give the students an idea of different careers that may best suit them based on their answers and also outline the most suitable approach to obtaining that career. It will outline what type of courses they might want to choose at college, what university course to take or even what apprenticeships are available to them.

They can also start to build their professional presence with the ‘Build your CV’ function.

Careers Coach Online Facility