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.


Virtual Work Experience

Latest Opportunities from StartUp Sherpas



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

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.

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