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Careers, Information Advice and Guidance

Welcome to Ousedale Careers Information Advice & Guidance

We have a dedicated Careers area on our SharePoint (pupils can access this from the homepage of our website). Please spend some time looking through this to explore careers linked to your favourite subject, post 16 or post 18 options, finding virtual work experience placements, researching Labour Market Information, or grow your knowledge about apprenticeships. There is also a section looking at career stories from past pupils. The Careers area of SharePoint has been created to be a place for you to spend some time exploring your options and finding opportunities for your future. 

If you have any questions or need support, please email us:

We are committed to giving quality impartial information, advice and guidance to all pupils from Years 7-13 by educating them on future opportunities and potential career paths based on their individual needs. Encouraging pupils to recognise and embrace their own distinct set of characteristics, skills and knowledge. Allowing pupils to make informed career choices based on Labour Market Information, including the different study options available and necessary qualifications required.

Ousedale undertake a varied programme of careers education and incorporate this into the curriculum. All activities are designed to develop pupil’s self-awareness and develop employability skills whilst enhancing their knowledge of different career sectors and roles.  We hold a variety of career events which include employer engagement, National event visits, one to one career sessions, group work and assemblies. These are outlined in our Careers Plan 2022/23. 

All pupils will have a one-to-one meeting about their career routes and post 16 options. We openly encourage them to engage with us on a regular basis to obtain the information and support they need.

Appointments can be requested by pupils, staff members or parents/carers, at any time.

Nicola Austen Careers and Work Experience Officer  

Tel:  01908 210203 ext 3267

Our career staff work flexibly across both campuses. 

If you feel a career guidance interview would be beneficial and would like to book an appointment, please email

If you are a past pupil who is willing to share your career story with our current pupils, please complete the Alumni form and declaration. This will be used as a motivational tool to help inspire and prepare our pupils for the world of work.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Nicola Austen via

Ousedale measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils by gathering feedback from pupils following one-to-one sessions and events. Pupils' outcomes and final destinations are also monitored.


Post-16 Options

Please use the Padlet below to have a look at local sixth forms and colleges and alternative Post-16 options. We update this on a regular basis so it will continue to change

Post-18 Options

Please use the Padlet below to find out more about all the opportunities available to you, Post-18.  Including a guide to looking into what and where to study at University and Apprenticeship and Employment opportunities.  We update the Padlet on a regular basis so please keep checking.

Careerometer: A tool to compare jobs

The Careerometer tool will help you to compare different job roles that you may be interested in. It uses up to date labour market information collected by LMI for All. It will show you data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for the job role you select.

To use the Careerometer all you need to do is click on one of the cards below. Simply type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop down list. This will then give you the pay, hours of work and future employment prospects for that job role. You can then click on the other two cards to add your second and third choices to see the comparison.