Careers Guidance

Careers Guidance will focus on the specific needs of each individual student, promoting self-awareness and personal development. Each student will receive current and relevant information to enable informed decisions and future choices. All information will be delivered impartially and differentiated to suite specific needs.  Each student will also have access to confidential, personalised careers guidance.

The Stokesley School Careers Programme LINK will promote the following to all students:

  • Self development through employability and enterprise education – planning & managing own future
  • Raising aspirations and awareness of all available options at each transitional point.
  • Learning about Careers and the world of work
  • Developing career management, employability and enterprise skills
  • Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenging stereotypes.

For further information about Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Stokesley School – please see the Careers Policy >> Coming Soon <<

All students are able to request a one-to-one Careers Interview in school, please contact Mrs Harrison-Henry

Training Providers can access our students for the purpose of giving them information about their education offer. This complies with legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. For more information, please see our Provider Access Policy >> here <<

A Guide for parents/guardians – Everything you need to support your child through further and higher education and into employment.

This guide aims to ensure you have information at your fingertips about some of the key elements, including:

  • The main options and qualifications.
  • Apprenticeship and Traineeship as a route to success.
  • The importance of skills and qualifications.
  • How jobs are changing.

National Apprenticeships Service – Parents Pack


Thinking about your Future

This booklet is a really useful guide to options for young people, choosing GCSE subjects,  leaving school and entering Further Education and also for those entering Higher Education. It offers guidance on choosing subjects at GCSE and explains in simple terms what pathways are available at each stage of education. >> Click to read<<



U-Explore START

Every student has a login for U-explore START, which can be accessed via the link above – either at school or at home.

This software will help you to explore the world of work, help you decide which subjects to study at GCSE and beyond.  By creating your own profile, a list of job roles specifically matched to your personal skills & qualities, likes & dislikes will be produced for you to explore further.  With lots of videos of local people in each sector to explain more about what different jobs are really like.

An introduction to U-Explore START for students at Key Stage 3.

Psychometric Testing

Makes you think about your own personal skills and qualities and helps you decide which career would suit you best.

A Quick test to find out what sort of person you are and which job role might suit you best.  

LMI  (Labour Market Information)

What exactly is LMI ? 


LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. The Widget enables you to compare various job roles/pay/availability etc. 

This is information about the availability of jobs in your area or nationally,  in the form of statistics and data and sometimes presented in graphs or tables – it will help you answer questions like ;

  • What is the likelihood of getting a particular job at the end of this course?
  • What is the competition for places on a specific course or training programme?
  • What type and level of qualification are employers looking for?
  • What jobs are available locally?
  • What earnings can I expect?
  • What are the chances of career progression in . . . ?
  • Where will I be able to find work as . . . ?

‘Shape Your Future’ published by The National Careers Service- Yorkshire & the Humber, provides LMI in an easily accessible form- showing which sectors are growing or shrinking, what skills are in demand when thinking about future career, training and study plans.









LMI in the Tees Valley Industry specific profiles:




Document Title
Advanced Manufacturing and engineering - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf
Chemical and process industries - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf
Construction - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf
Creative and digital - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf
Health and Life Sciences - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf
Subsea, marine & offshore - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf






Stokesley School Alumni Association

Calling all EX- Stokesley School Students!

You are invited to join the Stokesley School Alumni Association.

We would like to stay in contact with you as you embark on the next phase of your learning journey and as your future career develops.  By joining our Alumni you can remain part of our school community and be proud to be associated with Stokesley School. We may call upon you to participate in future events by sharing your experiences and successes with younger students.

If you would like to join, please contact :  Mrs Harrison-Henry

Business Links

We are delighted to invite you to register with the Stokesley School Business Links Network.

Our aim is to engage with local businesses and professionals, so that we can work together on Careers Related activities, both inside and outside of school – thus enriching, educating and most importantly inspiring our students – your potential future workforce.

We have put together a database of members, who are willing to participate in a variety of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) events across the academic year. Just let us know how to contact you and how often, as well as which types of activities you are happy to get involved in, we will keep you updated with all our up and coming events and share news stories with you throughout the year.

What are the benefits to your Company?
Helping to secure a skilled future workforce – a way of ensuring young people develop the skills your company will need in the future.
Positive contribution to company profile -enhancing community and professional relations.
Employee personal & professional development – developing many core competencies, increasing job satisfaction, staff morale, retention and motivation also developing business relevant skills- communication, adaptability, influencing and negotiating.
Challenging stereotypes -by presenting positive, diverse role models in schools and colleges, companies can help address the under representation of some groups.

What are the benefits to the School?
Up-to-date careers information for young people, including Labour Market Information, making students aware of the wide range of career options available to them and the massive diversity of businesses on our own doorstep.
Linking curriculum subjects to employment sectors- activities to support the curriculum and demonstrating how each subject area is relevant in different industry contexts.
Development of employability skills – via interview preparation, mock interviews or work experience.
Building confidence and ambition in students– through encounters with employers and work places we can bring learning to life and inspire students with real-life stories of educational and employment progression.

Whether you would like to register with our Business Links Network as part of your business/company or as a professional in your own right, please complete the form below with relevant/appropriate information.

Careers Partnership