Students at Hassenbrook Academy, right from the start of Year 7 through to leaving in Year 11 will take part in careers related learning in tutor times, subject lessons, assemblies, trips etc. 

Students may have visits from guest speakers at universities, colleges, apprenticeship providers and different companies during assemblies and personal development lessons and be given the opportunity to take part in a range of activities or given futures information in a range of contexts.

What Can I Do To Support My Son / Daughter?

Being a parent / carer it’s important to understand all the available options open to your child, and what would best suit them.

Websites for supporting parents are linked below;

Also please keep an eye out on our school newsletter and Facebook page. This is where information will be posted regarding; college/sixth form open evenings, virtual work experience opportunities, career focused webinars and apprenticeship information.

School and College Open Evenings



Interested in a career in Medicine?

A series of in-person hospital work experience days taking place at Kings College Hospital in London, designed for students aged 14-18 who are considering careers in medicine. These events offer a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and insights into various medical fields during their summer holidays where students travel from all over the UK to attend.

Schedule for our upcoming sessions:

Ward Round & Radiology Day

*            July 19th, 2024

*            July 24th, 2024

*            August 16th, 2024

Inside The Dissection Room Day

*            July 17th, 2024

*            July 31st, 2024

*            August 7th, 2024

*            August 14th, 2024

A&E & GP Surgery Day

*            July 23rd, 2024

*            August 9th, 2024

*            August 15th, 2024

On Call Doctor For A Day

*            August 2nd, 2024

Each session is tailored to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of what a career in medicine entails, through engaging and interactive experiences.

Interested in participating, they can register through the website <> .


For those students that can't travel we also have a wonderful online work experience week <>  taking place from July 15th - July 19th 2024 where students can spend 5 evenings gaining some work experience from the comfort of their own home.

Work Experience

Requests for your child to attend work experience will be considered on a case to case basis. 

Virtual Work Experience

Latest Opportunities from StartUp Sherpas

Register your interest as a student on the website to take part in future opportunities.

Virtual Work experience opportunity from retailer group John Lewis. Learn about becoming a product buyer or the various roles within the supply chain. Complete in your own time, looks good on your CV too! Click here to sign up. 

Speakers for Schools

STUDENT FLYER  Click on this link to see the latest virtual work experience opportunities. A range of free webinars for you to join in giving an insight into the careers available within leading companies and organisations. If you are free, why not sign up for free! 


Latest virtual work experience opportunities are currently available here. Complete a programme during the holidays. Find out about different industries and jobs within them. On completion you will get a certificate. Create your own student account and take advantage of all the opportunities available.

Channel 4

Complete our work experience programme and get a step closer to a career in the creative industries; TV, broadcasting, behind the scenes, scriptwriting

In this 3 step programme we'll introduce you to real careers and real people as you learn more about what goes into the thriving creative industry that you see around you. You'll be set real world challenges, discover what could be your creative career match and get insider information from current Channel 4 Employees on what makes for a successful creative career.

For those interested in finding out about careers within the creative industries, why not let your son or daughter take part in some of the free opportunities from Channel 4. Click here to register.


Latest Volunteering Opportunities

Did you know that you can Volunteer at a local Parkrun event. These 5K run/walk events take place every Saturday morning at 9am and always need volunteers to help marshall, time keep and scan barcodes. Nearest Parkrun's are Thurrock Parkrun, Orsett Heath and Basildon Parkrun, Northlands Park, Pitsea.

Volunteering is a good way of meeting new people, looks great on your CV and can count towards the completion of your Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Is your son/daughter over 16 years of age? Looking for volunteering opportunities to add to their skills and work experience?

Check out this opportunity this summer holiday at Grangewaters...


Hassenbrook Careers Programme - Please click here to see the Careers Programme for each year group across the year.

Online Resources for Parents

Careers advice is not just for young people; parents/carers also need support to help young people make tough and challenging decisions.

Careers advice for parents is a website that has been set up by careers professionals and recommended by the UK Career Development Institute. It aims to give an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.’

Parent Advisor is aimed at parents/carers of young people who are faced with making decisions about their post-18 options. It provides information about all of the post-18 options, including apprenticeships, gap years, and Higher Education.

National Careers Service is also a good, reliable source of impartial advice and guidance.

iCould provides a range of good articles in one place that examines the range of choices available to young people at 16 and 18, these are specifically targeted at parents and carers.

Top Jobs of the Future No one can predict all the jobs young people will be able to choose from in the second half of the 21st century but here are just a few of the jobs that are likely to be in demand over the next 15 years.

Apprenticeship Vacancies The official government website to search for the latest local apprenticeship vacancies.

Amazing Apprenticeships A great website that explores the range of Apprenticeships available to young and not so young people.

Rate My Apprenticeship  Another website specifically for School and College Leavers

Thurrock Opportunities This website lists jobs, apprenticeships and college courses available within Thurrock

Labour Market Information - (LMI) -This website allows you to search for information on local labour markets across the country. Please see below the LMI for Thurrock.

Thurrock LMIShows the numbers of people employed in different sectors in Thurrock


CASCAID have produced an eBook to help parents get involved and encourage their children in finding their future careers. This guide is designed to provide an overview of how parents can help support their son or daughter with these important choices.

This eBook includes information on:

  • How parents can help with Careers Education
  • Frequently Asked Questions from Parents
  • How CASCAID can help.

Upcoming Opportunities/Webinars

Make the Future Yours  - Latest edition of this Education, Careers and News Magazine. 



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