Careers Lead: Andrew Robinson

email:                    Tel: 01606 551048 

The Careers Department at Oaklands provides information, advice and guidance to students on a wide range of issues that help them build the skills they will need for working life.

Oaklands is committed to meeting the following 8 Gatsby benchmarks as set out in 'Careers strategy: making the most of everyone's skills and talents' (DFE Publication Dec 2017)

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance


Career Action Plans and Support

Careers Resources

We have a full range of careers resources in our School Library. We also have access to software that will allow students of all ages access up-to- date careers information. Careers is taught as a stand alone subject for all year groups (see curriculum tab). Elements of the Careers curriculum are also covered in many other subject areas as well as in PSHE.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of career planning. At Oaklands, pupils from Year 11 and 12 will complete a week of work experience during the year.  This experience integrates the material from career based learning; it is designed to provide opportunities for real life experience.  Whenever possible, pupils attend careers fairs and outside speakers are invited to come in and talk to the pupils about their careers pathway and progression.

Ashley Woodthorpe, a pupil at Oaklands School in Winsford, on a visit to Manchester Airport


Useful websites
This is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice.This page is currently awaiting content
Prospects is the graduate careers website. There is a wealth of information about graduate careers.
Careers advice from the National Careers Service
Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
Generally careers guidance and information.

If your child requires additional impartial careers advice please speak to Mr Robinson who can arrange an appointment.

Date of next review of the information published: September 2020