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Careers Advice

At King Ecgbert School we believe all students should be provided with personalised careers guidance which will allow them to make informed choices at all key transition points. This will ensure they are suitably prepared for the next stage in their education, training or employment and have attained relevant qualifications. Our careers provision aims to ensure our students leave King Ecgbert School on a career path that will lead to a bright and prosperous future.

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The Gatsby Benchmarks provide a structure for our careers provision and an overview of this framework can be seen in our Careers Policy below. To measure the impact of our careers provision, our Careers Leader completes The Careers and Enterprise Company's (CEC) Compass Plus online self-assessment tool every term and regularly seeks feedback on events and activities from stakeholders through online platforms. KES also works alongside the CEC's Enterprise Adviser Network to help build links with local employers and employees and enhance the careers related learning experience of our students.  

Mr Fennell is our Careers Leader and co-ordinates all careers-based provision within school and can be contacted directly on: or call 0114 235 3855.


If you would like to get involved in helping prepare our students for the world of work, there are a number of ways in which you could do this, including:

  • Attending our annual Careers Fair
  • Participating in a Careers Carousel
  • Careers talks
  • Mock interviews
  • Offer work experience placements

If you would like to explore ways in which you could support our students, please contact Mr Fennell directly.

The following websites provide a wide range of careers-related information for students, families and school staff

Sheffield Progress

Sheffield Progress is used in school by Y11 students to explore post-16 courses and submit online applications to providers. The site can be accessed to research post-16 courses without needing to log-in by clicking on the 'Courses' tab.

Career Pilot

This website is very user-friendly and provides a wealth of easy-to-access information on both post-16 and -18 transition and longer-term career options. There is a dedicated ‘Parent Zone’ that helps parents and carers support young people in making informed decisions about their future.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website provides in-depth information for over eight hundred jobs and also provides the opportunity to complete an online skills assessment to help match a person’s skillset to a range of jobs and careers that may be of interest.


An excellent website that can be used to explore jobs and careers in a wide range of sectors.


Although focused more on post-18 options, this is an incredibly useful site that provides a wide range of information in a very user-friendly format.

Informed Choices

A really useful site that allows you to explore the links between choices at post-16 and post-18.

South Yorkshire Labour Market Information

An excellent website that provides local Labour Market Information (LMI) for South Yorkshire. Information includes employment sectors, growth sectors and the type of skills local employers are looking for. The website also includes a link to the following online platform:


The Start platform can be accessed by both students and families to further explore local LMI and both education and career pathways.

For more information please refer to the following documents:

  • King Ecgbert School Careers Policy
  • Policy Statement on Technical Providers Access to School

The next review of provision and website content will take place in September 2024.