Careers and Aspirations

The best way to predict the future is to create it

Abraham Lincoln

The exclusive purpose of Careers services in our school is to raise the aspirations of our young people by engaging them with hands on opportunities and prepare them with the necessary skills to make it in the “real world” and become independent young people.

At Key Stage 3

We provide our all of our pupils with engaging careers insights visits and mentoring schemes through our main external links such as KPMG, Accenture, London City Airport, FCA, Moody’s, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, HSBC etc. These sessions and schemes provide our pupils with skills around interviews, making choices, budgeting and finance. Furthermore, our local colleges and sixth forms do provide critical support towards making choices for options (Year 9) through parents evening, bespoke events such as careers day and Options evenings. For highly academic achieving pupils we have strong links with Russell Group Universities particularly the Oxbridge. We attend annual workshops around getting into the Oxbridge courses which are bespoke to our children as well as workshop around various science departments.

KS3 provision

  • Mentoring Schemes
    • The visits include opportunities to meet and network with employees, plus opportunities to develop key work related skills.
  • Careers Junction
    • Our School hosts a careers event for its Year 9 students. Representatives from the following sectors; law, banking, medicine, emergency services, teaching, sports & physio, music/arts, catering/hospitality, armed forces, travel & tourism run workshops around their jobs.
  • Enterprise Day
    • Year 7 students participate in a day of enterprise activity. The format of the day is loosely based on Dragons Den BAG members support with coaching students to develop and deliver their pitch, and to serve on a judging panel to provide feedback.
  • Personal Finance Workshop
    • Financial literacy of Year 8 students and to them with money management skills to prepare them for both their immediate and long term future through a 1 day, interactive workshops.

At Key stage 4

Year 11

At early stages of year 11, all pupils are exposed to a wide range of colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeships opportunities through assemblies in order to enrich them with potential routes into post 16 options.

Careers Fair is organised annually around mid-October for all of our pupils to get engaged with local and beyond post 16 providers in order to make their best choices.

Local college visits.

One to one career guidance interviews for most.

Year 10

All Year 10 pupils attend work experience during the February half term.

KS4 provision

  • Work Experience Preparation Workshop
  • Workshop to help Year 10 students understand the transition between school and work expectations and the working environment, ahead of their work experience placement.
  • Mock Interview Day
    • Ahead of college interviews, Year 11 students invited to Canary Wharf to attend a mock interview with a corporate volunteer.
  • Mentoring Programme
    • Develop the confidence of some students who are currently underachieving and/or have low aspiration.
  • Capital Markets Programme
    • Provide a group of Year 11 students with a practical understanding of economic issues and an in depth insight into the impact of the 2008 global banking crisis. To give students an awareness of the work of Moody’s and their clients and potential career pathways.
    • Supports CV and application form development for both future employment and education.


Please click here for 2015 Career Highlights: career-highlights

Please click here to see the various opportunities we offer and the companies we work with: trdcs-eot-report

Please click here to find out about colleges in and out of Newham: 16-19 FULL-TIME EDUCATION PROVIDERS 2016-17


Kenan Drugzani

Head of Careers & teacher of Science