National Careers Week 1st to 6th March 2021
National Careers Week are celebrating their 10th anniversary this week. Join in with a range of virtual events that are taking place, including the NCW Careers Fair 2021.

NCW has also teamed up with BBC Bitesize where you can find some great resources and information about careers and post 16 training and education.


National Apprenticeship Week 2021


Year 11 Post 16 Options 2020-21

Writing your CV

The majority of you have completed applications for your courses and have had interviews, and been offered a conditional place in September. However, some of you may still feel undecided or even unsure about your current decision.

Take this time to do some research in to the courses being offered at the colleges in Herefordshire and across the county borders.

Take a look on ‘icould’ to find out about Labour Market Information (LMI) and different career options. Explore what careers are popular and available in Herefordshire compared to other parts of the country.

YRs 7, 8, 9 and 10

If you are looking for a distraction and wondering what you are going to do after leaving Fairfield, take a look at the resources on the careers page. A good starting point is

If you need a bit of inspiration visit the National Careers Week website.

It is never too early to find out what is on offer out there and to look at courses or apprenticeships that you may want to do.


Provider Access Statement

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

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

Management of provider access requests

Opportunities for access: our provision includes various opportunities for students to access a range of events. These are mainly integrated into the schools careers programme and curriculum. These events are therefore delivered internally, with contribution from external providers where appropriate.


A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs P. Hart, Senior Learning Manager, via the school contact details- or ring on 01981550231

Local providers are invited to key relevant events. In addition, external providers interested in coming into school should speak to Mrs Hart to identify the most suitable opportunity.

The school policy on safeguarding sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.


Once visits have been agreed, the school will provide appropriate rooming to facilitate the visit, along with any equipment requested by the provider, where it is available.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with Mrs Hart for the careers section in the school library. The school library is available to students at break and lunchtimes.

For information contact:

Mrs P. Hart, Senior Learning Manager, via the school contact details- or ring on 01981550231

The following information sets out Fairfield’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school. This will provide information about the providers’ education or training offer:-

Careers delivery programme (Gatsby Benchmark)

Business Enterprise Day Student Evaluation Results

Mock Interview Pack

Fairfield High School Careers Calendar



You can use the following websites to give you chance to research possible careers and explore ideas about your next step. It may give you ideas about which subjects to take as different careers sometimes need specific qualifications. For some jobs you need to go to university, for others it’s an option. You can also find out about apprenticeships/degree apprenticeships. This has good, detailed job information sheets on it. Login and use the password: koeffo08– this is free to access in school, or at home. Start by using Job Groups and the A-Z. You could also try ‘Career Wizard’ to give you some ideas. Use this to look for apprenticeship vacancies – both locally and nationwide. Be careful of closing dates. You apply on line and will need to login and create a password/account. This is a really good site for seeing things as they really are. You can watch a 5 minute video of people working in a particular industry and find out how they got their job, and the training required. There is also some detailed LMI (Labour Market Information) available, which tells you where jobs are available geographically, and what you would earn. The main university application site, but also useful for viewing the range of degrees available and their ‘entry requirements’. Information on Degree apprenticeships is also included.

If you would like an appointment with Mrs Dee Water, careers advisor you can make one via your form tutor or Mrs Hart