Careers Advice and Guidance

Contact Us.

If you would like to contact the Careers lead or you are a local employer and interested in working with Hutton Grammar School on any of our events, please contact Miss Lindsay.

 Tel: 01772 613112


 Additionally, if you would like to speak to the Independent Careers Advisor please contact Mr Ficorilli on the above number.

Aims and Objectives


Hutton Grammar School follows statutory guidance and ensures that all pupils attending the school are provided with independent careers advice from year 9 to year 13. This advice is given through an independent Careers Advisor ensuring all pupils are given all the possible information available so they can make an informed decision about their best post 16 pathway.

In addition, all pupils from Year 7-13 experience a progressive experience into the working world and build up their own informed idea of career aspirations and develop their own employability knowledge and skills. This encompasses a range of Career Education sessions and events throughout each pupil’s school life.    

Careers Education

The Careers Education program is in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Careers Compass is completed twice per year and action points inform as to how to make continued improvements to the program.  After one year Hutton Grammar School has implemented 5 of the 8 Benchmarks.

In order to achieve this, The School, The Careers Lead and Independent Careers Advisor has worked very closely with Further Education Colleges, Edge Hill University, as our link University and several local companies and organisations including Moore and Smalley Accountancy and Eric Wright Construction.

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are as follows;

  1. A stable Careers programme
  2. Learning from Career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experience of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal Guidance

The Careers and Employability Provision.

Please see the attached Programme of Events which outlines the activities for each Year group proposed for academic year 2019-2020.  This is a live document and events could be added in as the year progresses.

Evaluation/Quality Assurance

The school is committed to CPD for Careers and all team members actively seek CPD opportunities.

Regular meeting with Inspira ensure that our program is continually meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Government Statutory Guidance.

Additionally, student voice and parent and external provider comments ensures that there is a robust and progressive careers program which caters for all pupils in the school.


All student destinations are collected in house by the schools Careers Lead and the Independent Careers Advisor. This is a requirement of Lancashire County Council also and this information is shared with this agency also. 

Further Information available for Pupils and Parents

Careers Lead and Careers Independent Advisor can be available at parents evening and Open Evenings

Year 9 Pupils have the opportunity to research their career aspirations in a specific session prior to their GCSE Option Choices.

Additional Information can be found at the following websites.


Target Careers

You can sign up to some of the following sites for further information on careers

The Russell Group Guide to making decisions about post-16 education

Please note that choices of A levels will vary between departments at universities, so please use this as an overall guide not as a definitive resource. The best way is to contact the Admission Tutor for the subject you are interested in applying.

Future Trends in the Job Market

Find out what the graduates from 2008 were doing in 2009 - how many had jobs, the types of jobs they went into, and how many went on to further study. This information will help you to get a better understanding of the job market.

Prospects: What do Graduates do?-

What University? What Course?

Degree Course Finder -


Push - Guide to UK universities-
Independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things student related.

What Uni - university search site -
Easy searching for university courses, university course reviews and college course reviews in the UK.

bestCourse4me -
Shows you the link between what people study and their employment record afterwards.

Open University-
Not sure you want the expense of university? Then you could consider Open University course. Find out more by visiting the above website.

National Apprenticeship Service official website (digital skills/social media apprenticeships) Careers Profiles on jobs and occupations
This is similar to the website and it provides short films on various careers from Medical, Science, Creative & Media to name but a few.

Amazing Apprenticeships – Apprenticeships Portal

All About Apprenticeships
National Citizenship Service programme - take on new challenges, learn new skills and help out your community.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Information

Career Guidance Interviews

One to one career appointments are made by rotation by the Independent Careers Advisor.  Should you wish to make an appointment with the Independent Careers Advisor please email;

Your child’s Form Tutor.

The independent Careers Advisor Mr V Ficorilli,

Or Hutton Grammar School Career Lead, Miss Lindsay

Labour Market Information

Job Profiles and Job families

Labour Market Information website.




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Careers Advice for Parents

Careers advice for parents

Top 200 Employers, university, careers sectors, Careers advice, work

Labour Market Information

Parents Guide to Careers Guidance

Amazing Apprenticeships

Parents' Guide to Engineering Careers


Hutton Grammar School already has links with several local company and organisations.  However, if you are willing to contribute to our Careers Program  please get in touch.

School number: 01772 613112

A list of sessions is below, if you feel you could get involved please let us know.

Year 11

Mock Interviews

All Years

A day in Life of (profession) or how I got my job – talk. 

All Years

Employability Skills Workshops

Year 10 – Year 11

CV Writing

Year 10 – 11 & 12

Personal Statement Writing

All Years

Careers Talks


Provider Access Policy Statement

This policy sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.

This complies with the school’s legal obligations under section 42B of the Education Act 1997. Procedure

 A provider wishing to request access should contact Miss Lindsay

A number of events, integrated into the school Careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.

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