Careers

This page is designed to help our students progress towards their chosen career, following their education at Moulsham High School. Please scroll down to read about Work Experience, Apprenticeships, and applying for a job.

For information on applying to our Sixth Form, please visit our Sixth Form page.

Alternatively, you may like to visit The Student Room; an online resource for students with information on all of the topics covered on this page, as well as helpful templates and guides.


Work Experience

By undertaking work experience, you can learn valuable skills whilst you learn more about a career you may be interested in. Even if you realise that the career path isn't for you after all, this may help to make your decision on what to do after your formal education has finished.

For information on how to apply for work experience, please visit the All About Careers website.


Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a way of continuing your education by combining lessons with hands-on experience. Thanks to government funding, more employers than ever are choosing to hire apprentices with a view to continuing their employment once their apprenticeship has been completed.

For more information on apprenticeships, including current roles available, please visit the Gov.UK website.


Applying for a Job

When applying for a job, there are many things to consider. These may include:

  • Role - your first step should be to consider the type of job you'd like to do. Would you like to work in an office, or do something more hands-on? Would you prefer a creative or analytical role?
  • Industry - once you've decided on a role, think about the industry you'd like to work in. Many roles are transferrable between industries, for example there are a wide variety of business who have a marketing department.
  • Hours - would you like to work full-time or part-time? Do you have commitments that require flexible working, or term-time only?
  • Location - do you want to be within walking distance? Can you drive to work? How long are you willing to travel for each day - including traffic delays?

If you're not sure how to decide on the role you'd like to do, visit the CareersBox for free, work-related film content covering hundreds of different employment and training opportunities throughout the UK

For information on writing a job application, please visit the Prospects website.


Further Information

For more information on any of the above subjects, please use the links shown on the right-hand side of this page.