Devizes School Learning & Education

Career Advice

The Careers Hub

Welcome to the careers department. Our Careers Leader is Mr Dan Fiddament and can be contacted by telephone on 01380 724886 or via email at [email protected]. We have two independent careers advisors and referrals can be made by the careers leader on request.

Introduction to the Careers Department

The careers leader manages and coordinates arrangements for effective careers education, information, and guidance for all students. At Devizes School, we offer:

  • A structured programme of careers education for years 7 to 11.
  • Careers interview practice from year 9 upwards.
  • An up-to-date careers resource centre, which all students are encouraged to use.
  • Careers resources and links to relevant websites on the school VLE.

Drop-in sessions for quick queries and help with research at break and lunch-times.

At Devizes School we feel it is very important that our students are able to identify as many career pathways that are open to them as possible, this is to ensure they have the potential to make informed choices and the knowledge to make confident decisions for their future.

We offer guidance and advice to all of our students concerning matters such as college and sixth form applications, apprenticeship advice, university guidance, CV preparation and employment opportunities. As part of the Careers program, students will have their own Careers Passport through CareerPilot which they will work on throughout their time at school and also support experiences of the workplace delivered through Year 10 and sixth form.

Careerpilot - Careers Portal and Work Experience

We have created a strong relationship with local colleges, which allows us to promote all of the open events and taster days that are available to our students. We frequently invite external speakers and employers into our school from various institutes to help inspire our students to reach their full potential. We welcome any further links to external providers and employers so please get in touch.

As part of our continued careers support, the school offers various events spread throughout the year, the programme of events we offer for both parents and students includes:

  • Year 8 and 9 options evening
  • Sixth Form open event
  • Mock Interviews
  • University Trips
  • Visits to Businesses
  • Workshops from Universities, Colleges and Businesses
  • Assemblies/Talks
  • Apprenticeship workshops
  • Student Finance workshops
  • Visits to colleges
  • Oxbridge application workshops
  • Armed Forces and Wiltshire Police talks
  • Gap Year sessions

University Trips

Every year we visit various education providers, these trips range from HE fairs to campus visits with subject tasters, allowing our students to start thinking about university options from as early as possible.

Careers Policy and Entitlement Statements

Provider Access Policy Download
Careers Policy Download

Careers Education Plans by Year Group

2021-22 Careers Education Plan Y7 Download
2021-22 Careers Education Plan Y8 Download
2021-22 Careers Education Plan Y9 Download
2021-22 Careers Education Plan Y11 Download
2021-22 Careers Education Plan Y12 Download
2021-22 Careers Education Plan Y13 Download


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