At Carleton High School we believe that students should be well prepared and well informed in making excellent decisions about their next steps.

We aim to challenge stereotypes, remove barriers and encourage students to consider the full range of careers available both locally and at a national level.

Links to our Local Providers

New College Pontefract

Wakefield College

Askham Bryan College

Career Planning Webistes


This is a really user-friendly site. The ‘Buzz’ test is especially fun to do and may assist you in career planning or help you to think in a different direction. It also has great video clips and other careers tools.

Step into the NHS

There are 350 careers in the NHS. Use this website to watch videos, read case studies and learn more about the largest UK employer, with over 1.3 million employees.

Careers Box

Visit this site to see short videos of lots of people talking about their career, what brought them into it and what their job is really like.

Go Higher West Yorkshire

Provides a single point of contact for information on 12 Higher Education Provider Partners, to help with access and preparation for studying.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training courses, resources and funding. It also has a CV builder and profiles on almost 800 different types of jobs.

Apprenticeship Support

An apprenticeship is a mixture of being employed to do a real job whilst also studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at college or a training centre.



This is the national site for apprenticeship information and applications. You will need to register an account with them (it is free!).


This site allows you to search online for current apprenticeship vacancies, with a link to online applications.

Find Apprenticeships

A new way to find and apply for an apprenticeship in England.

Careers Programme

Below is a summary of the careers programme which can be accessed by students, teachers, parents and employers. You will also find the provider access policy along with dates for the next review. We welcome contact from employers who may be able to provide meaningful encounters and support our students by enhancing the well established careers programme. We work closely with the local authority to ensure all of our students are successful in securing appropriate next steps, and as a result have some of the best progression data both locally and nationally.  We also collaborate with enterprise advisors from the Leeds City region to share good practice and regularly use the Compass careers analysis tool to further improve the impact of our provision.

Provider Access Policy

Careers Leader

Careers Leader:
Mr M Loftus - Assistant Headteacher

T: 01977 781555