Careers Information

To support Y11 students in their Post-16 Choices, we have the following in place across this academic year.

All students will have a 1:1 appointment for post-16 support, between now and Easter.

If you have a question or want further specific help for your son/daughter, please contact Miss Mullins

When What Ongoing
June 2020 Post-16 Pathways and choices info

For details of local post-16 events:

Schedule of 1:1 post-16 choice/careers interviews for all Y11 students (guidance and completing applications) throughout the year.

October 2020

November 2020

Virtual open events e.g. 

WSSC 6th Form

WSSC 6th Form – applications


Rotherham College

Dearne Valley College–6x8vs0BnUch_o/view?usp=sharing

Sheffield College

Barnsley College:

AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre)

Interview Skills

December 2020 Tutorial focus:

Post-16 choices (recap)

Personal statements


CV Building

January 2021 Mock interviews in school (where possible)
February 2021

February 8th-14th National Apprenticeships Week

Complete all college/sixth form applications

Start applying for Apprenticeships

August Make firm decision on post-16 destination

Let’s make a Start on your future!

Wickersley School has recently partnered with U-explore to be able to offer all our students their own access to the Start platform.

Start is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines comprehensive information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options as well as developing their employability.

Start includes:

  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.
  • Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
  • Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

Year 7 students have been exploring their futures on Start from home in the last few weeks – well done to them!

Anyone can use Start but if you want to use it as a Wickersley student and are not yet registered then please email for further information.

Sixth Form & Further Education

A wide range of information about university courses and study and linked opportunities.

Apprenticeships & Employment

Looking to be in paid work alongside college or part-time employment to enhance your sixth form study?

Work Experience & Volunteering

If you want to gain some valuable insight into a career area or just show a future employer that you have valuable skills and experience to offer.

Post-16 Advice

Individual support for students either wanting advice and specific information on their options after Year 11 or for those who are unsure on the pathway that might interest them and are just wanting some help.

Alumni & Past Years

Wickersley is proud of the achievements of its past students, find out more about their stories and sign-up to our Alumni community.

Local Information & Events

Useful dates for your calendar and information about opportunities in your local area.

Higher Education

Advice on university and options after sixth form.


Working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield, and South Yorkshire colleges and schools to increase the number of young people progressing to higher education

Careers Programme & Provider Access

Accessible information regarding the school’s careers programme, career leaders and information on arrangements for independent education providers access.

Meet the Team

Mrs R Mullins

Careers Leader
Tel: 01709 542147

Mrs K Miller

Future Aspirations & Pupil Premium Coordinator
Tel: 01709 542147

Sixth Form students actively looking to progress to University are advised to speak to their form tutor or mentor.

Alternatively, you can speak to the following Sixth Form staff:

  • Mr S English
  • Mrs K Chant
  • Mrs K Harrison

If you need advice on alternative career paths please visit the careers team.

Contact Careers

As a parent, student, teacher or employer you are welcome to contact our Careers Advisor if you have any questions or enquiries about careers here at Wickersley.

Careers News

Career of the Week – Paramedic 🚑

This week’s Career of the Week is: Paramedic 🚑 Paramedics work as part of a rapid response team and follow up emergency calls, often being the first healthcare professionals on the scene. Start – Sheffield Hallam University – (Degree in Paramedic Science) NHS Apprenticeships – See the image below! 👇

Career of the Week: Electrician – W/C 26th April 2021

This week’s Career of the Week is: Electrician  If you’re interested in this career, here are some key links that you might find useful: Rotherham College Electrical Course – Mears Group Apprenticeships – Start –

Career of the Week – W/C 12th April 2021

Interested? Take a look at some courses at Dearne Valley College & Sheffield Hallam University: 🔗 🔗 🔗

Career of the Week – W/C 22nd March 2021