Careers Provision Information

Chelmer Valley High School has high-quality careers advice and guidance, to support our cohort. This is developed throughout a student’s time at the school and is always supportive of their aspirations, strengths and skills.  The support is aimed at destinations associated with both academic and vocational pathways and provides opportunities for students to discover the full range of options available to them.  The programme is designed to meet the Gatsby benchmarks and conforms to statutory requirements.

The careers provision is supported through the Personal Development lessons, tutor time and a range of extra-curricular activities, including: being a founding school for the Chelmsford Skills Festival, an in-school careers fair, various educational visits which link into careers, Post 16 Next Steps workshops, Destinations Day, and independent careers advice provided by Mrs Pembroke of Directions.

Year Group  

Autumn term  

Spring term  

Summer term  

Year 7  

Unifrog registration  

2 form time sessions focussed on careers 

2 hours Unifrog homework. 

Careers materials available at Consultation Evening 



PD Careers lessons (4 hours) 


Year 8  

2 hours Unifrog  homework 

2 form time
sessions focussed on careers 


2 hours Unifrog homework 


Year 8 Chelmsford Skills festival (awaiting more information) 

PD Careers lessons (5 hours) 


Year 9  

2 hours Unifrog  homework 

2 form time sessions focussed on careers 



Year 9 Options process  (Careers Leader at Options Evening). 

SEND IAG meetings  

2 hours Unifrog homework. 

Discussion with Senior  Leadership regarding options and careers. 



In-school careers fair 

PD careers lessons (5 hours) 

Year 10  

2 hours Unifrog  homework 

2 form time sessions focussed on careers 

Careers materials available at Consultation Evening 

Writtle College Assembly 


National Apprenticeship week. 

AIM Apprenticeshop Assembly

In-school careers fair 

1 hour Careers workshop on next steps

Prefect Assembly – promotion of leadership

Work Experience 

Year 11  

CoPE work experience. 

Meeting with Senior Leadership to talk about next steps and careers. 

6th Form Open Evening, Careers Stand

World of Work Workshop

A-Level Options process 

Destinations Day for those not staying on at Sixth Form.  

Sixth Form Taster Day 



Mock Interview Day

Careers guidance interviews

Oxbridge visit for potential candidates 

CV and Cover Letter writing workshop - PD

Year 12  

University open days  

IGD skills workshop 

Weekly careers tasks within tutorial periods 

Russell Group and Competitive Course evening is offered for students to gain early information on the application process for university 

Driving Day

Apprenticeship and university progression evening  

Visit National Apprenticeship Show 

Weekly careers tasks within tutorial periods 

Visit UCAS exhibition 

UEA personal statement workshop for early applicants 


Q&A Sessions


Work experience  

Careers interviews 

In-school careers fair 

Interviews with employers 

CV application workshops 

Weekly careers tasks within tutorial periods 

Oxbridge visit for potential applicants 


Year 13  

UCAS support clinics each morning in the application window  

Apprenticeship application sign up session 

Assessment centre support