What careers provision is available at Somerset Studio School?

Careers Education and Guidance at SSS is aimed at providing pupils with information and advice as they make important decisions about their future. We encourage our students to start thinking about their future careers and employment from an early stage. There is a whole programme of activities organised to open the students’ minds to ideas about their future, while also raising aspirations.

This is provided by:

1. A comprehensive Careers Education Programme runs during tutor time, dedicated PSHE lessons and also "drop down" days. 

2. Provision of Careers Events to give students experience of the world of work.

Activities include external speakers in assemblies, visits to externally organised careers/employability or university fairs, discussion groups, and visits to different workplaces and companies.

As of 2024, we will be hosting an "in-house" Careers Fair every year in school where pupils have the opportunity to meet employers and individual professionals from a whole range of employment sectors and training providers. The companies invited have been specifically chosen according to the GCSE subjects and T-level offer available at SSS. All pupils will have the opportunity to find out about apprenticeships, further and higher education, and employment options.

We highly value contributions made by external employers to inform our students about Career pathways available to them. We find students engage very well with these events, for instance, CV writing and interview skills with employers built in to our Year 10 curriculum.

We also support a variety of STEM events to give all students access to employers involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Our KS5 students have a careers programme which not only focuses on UCAS preparation but also includes visiting speakers from Higher Apprenticeships programmes, gap years, volunteering and much more.

We pride ourselves on giving each and every student a wide range of information to enable them to make informed decisions about their future. 

Somerset Studio School Gatsby Benchmark.

Updated July 2023

The Gatsby Benchmarks

The eight benchmarks are a framework for good career guidance developed to support secondary schools and colleges in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance.

Opportunities for Further & Higher Education, Virtual & in-person Work experience and Apprenticeship Opportunities.

Book an appointment to meet with our Careers lead Mrs Cooper to discuss the wide array of options for the future.

Careers information updated term 2 each academic year

Emma Cooper

Careers Lead

01761 438557

Ros Windsor

Careers Adviser