Samuel King's School Careers Lead - Joanne Sutterby

Contact Information - / 01434 381236

Careers Fair

We hold Careers Fairs in school to give our pupils the opportunity to learn about the various career options available to them.   Previous events have seen exhibitors ranging from the NHS and Carlisle College, to the Police and the Armed Forces. 
Further details can be found via the download link on this page.

Leaving school, what next?

The law now states that you need to continue in education until at least your 18th birthday.

This does not mean you must stay in school. You can choose from the following options:

You can also contact the National Careers Service for help and advice.

Careers advice in school

Click here to read our 'Provider Access Policy' (Baker Clause). This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.

Details about what information Years 8 - 11 have had access to and will have access to this academic year, can be found via the download links on this page. 

If you are unsure about what you would like to do in the future, this is a useful website.

To help you make the right choice for you here is a comprehensive list of useful websites

Post 16 options


Local Apprenticeships opportunities: available from the age of 16 onwards:

Apprenticeship vacancies can be accessed via:

The world of work is changing all the time. To help them plan your career, you’ll need to find out more about the kind of jobs that are out there now, and which ones could be big in the future. To get some inspiration, have a look at these websites, which feature video clips and case studies of people in lots of different careers.

National Careers Week

Take the Skills Health Check to find out ideas about what kind of jobs could suit you. Use your school email address to create an account and then you can save your information. 

Once you have found out suitable types of jobs for you then go onto the Jobs Profile pages and see what is required for that job and the facts and figures of working in that role. Use this information to complete your 'In the future I want to be a ...' postcard.

Other useful career websites:

Labour Market Information

On the First Careers website there are lots of videos about different types of jobs. You can either search through them alphabetically or by subject.

Information on the Cumbria Labour Market aimed at students and parents can be found here, with a more detailed 'Our Future Labour Market Information' booklet for parents here.

During an interview process you may be required to complete some psychometric testing. The following links will provide some practice tests for this.

Employers Information

A template for employers who would like to become more involved in the delivery of the careers programme at Samuel King's School can be found here.

We are proud to be working with Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Centre for Leadership and Performance and with the North Lakes Hotel and Spa in the delivery of all aspects of our careers programme.