Careers, Information and Guidance

Welcome to Careers at The William Allitt School.

Mrs Copley is our full time careers adviser and leader based in the careers office and is readily available to:

  • talk to students about the options open to them and help them decide what to do next;
  • answer queries;
  • conduct 1-1 personal career interviews;
  • support independent research;
  • assist with any problems that a student may have with future pathways – education, apprenticeships, training etc.

A drop in service for any information, advice and guidance is provided at break times, lunchtimes and before or after school.

The careers office is stocked with up to date resources which are accessible at the above times.

Additionally, an independent careers adviser is based at The William Allitt School on Mondays. Monique supports “Careers at The William Allitt School” with providing high quality impartial careers advice to students who are referred for 1-1 personal career interviews.

The careers team can give practical help with getting a job, an apprenticeship or a place at college. We can help students to:

  • apply for vacancies or courses;
  • prepare C.V’s, cover letters etc;
  • fill in application forms and prepare for interviews;
  • investigate any other career-related issues.


Need help?

To request an interview (parents welcome to attend with students if requested)

Contact our school Careers Leader Mrs Copley: 

By Email:

By Phone :01283 216404

To request an interview (parents welcome to attend with students if requested)

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Year 11 assembly dates

We are proud of our commitment to ensuring our students receive impartial and accurate information regarding Post 16 opportunities and take this opportunity to announce the scheduled year 11 presentation dates:

  • Monday 17th September ASK (Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools)
  • Monday 24th September The Pingle Academy 6th Form
  • Monday 1st October Burton and South Derbyshire College
  • Monday 8th October Ashby School 6th Form
  • Monday 15th October Paulet High School 6th Form  
  • Monday 22nd October – John Taylor High School

We welcome enquiries and should any additional Further Education Colleges, 6th Forms or training providers wish to book an assembly date, please contact Claire Copley on

Year 11 and parents/carers invitation – Next Steps – Post 16 Information Evening.

Thursday 18th October 2018 -5pm-7pm 

Come and meet many local education establishments including 6th forms, colleges, universities, training and apprenticeship providers to gather information and resources to support you with your post 16 choices.

Invitations have been sent to over 40 different establishments.  Should you wish to attend and host a stall to advertise your provision, please contact Claire Copley on

Limited space is still available.


Derbyshire Skills Festival

The skills festival is the largest careers information and guidance event for young people in Derbyshire.

This free event is aimed at students aged 13 to 19 and particularly useful for those in Year 11 who are considering their options post 16.

Derbyshire County Council organise the festival in partnership with Derby City Council and this year it's being held on:

  • Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September 2018 at
    Pride Park Stadium
    Pride Park
    DE24 8XL 
  • Wednesday 26 September 2018 at
    Proact Stadium
    Sheffield Road
    S41 8NZ

The events will open from 3.30pm to 8pm.

Derbyshire Skills Festival is an opportunity for young people leaving school or college or looking for a job with training to talk to the professionals and get all the information and guidance they need under one roof.

Visitors will also be able to take part in have-a-go sessions to test their skills and give them an idea what different careers might be like. 

There will also be sessions for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) and other vulnerable groups.

We are offering year 9 students the opportunity to attend on Wednesday 19th September on an after school visit with staff and travelling by coach.  Letters have been issued to students and a further copy can be downloaded here.

Pupils Further Education


Start (Online Careers Tool):

Further information about Start is available here             

Useful Websites: