Sir William Ramsay School

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At Sir William Ramsay School we aim to prepare our students to be able to make informed decisions about their future options and to go onto meaningful placements in education, apprenticeships or skilled employment.

Preparing them for the world of work is an integral part of the work that we do.

While qualifications are very important, they are no longer the only consideration.  We have recognised that employability, work-readiness and professional communication skills are becoming more important when employers are looking to fill vacancies.  We aim to support students to ensure they are informed and able to develop these skills and attributes to help and support them in readiness for the workplace or place of study by:

  • Hosting an annual Careers Fair.
  • Providing individual careers advice and guidance for students.
  • Offering guidance regarding different career pathways, including information on Apprenticeships and the new T-Levels.
  • Arranging talks from organisations and business professionals.
  • Helping students to write effective curriculum vitae and personal statements.

Work experience is a compulsory part of Sixth Form which enables all Year 12 students to gain experience within their own career choice and pathway.

We will guide and prepare students to develop the skills and knowledge they have learnt at school and how they can take these skills into the world of work.

Careers Guidance and Advice

At Sir William Ramsay School we are keen to encourage our students to research the careers and opportunities that are available to them so that they can set themselves targets to achieve their full potential.

There are many resources available that provide information, but we have signposted some websites below that are good places to start:

  • Changing Education: helping schools and colleges to provide purposeful, planned, safe work experiences and broader career opportunities, offer our students 1 to 1 or group career guidance sessions. 
  • Xello: award winning program that puts students at the centre of their planning experience.  Students document their journey as they build self-knowledge, explore post-secondary options, create plans and continually reassess as they take in new knowledge, skills and experiences.
  • National Careers Service: provides careers advice and information on a wide range of job profiles, training course resources and funding.
  • I Could: has 1000s of career videos of people from 100s of careers.
  • Careers Box: holds the national careers film library and The Skills Explorer.
  • To find out more about apprenticeships and information about vacancies and opportunities visit the Gov.Uk Apprenticeship Website or Amazing Apprenticeships.
  • From apprenticeships to debt-free education, there are numerous other opportunities out there, take a look at Not Going to Uni, the team are there to help students find apprenticeships, college courses or work experience to start building their pathway towards their future.
  • Explore careers, gain work experience, find opportunities in Buckinghamshire at The Bucks Skills Hub 
  • Getting In offers access to educational and careers resources e.g.
  • Revision Materials
  • Tips on Exam Technique
  • Guidance on Applying to University
  • Practical Careers Tips
  • Apprenticeship Vacancies and Information
  • Deals to help students make the most of their budgets and free time, Milk Round has lots of advice for school leavers.


Are you an employer looking to work with a school? We are keen to work with employers who can pass on the benefits of their skills, experience and expertise. Our careers events require volunteers for a variety of roles, from session facilitators to speakers, interviews and stall holders at our careers fair.

If you would like to find out more, or to volunteer for an event please contact: Ms A Hall, careers leader: or on 01494 815 211.

We spend an average of 40 years plus working. Imagine what it must be like to spend that time doing something you dislike. Researching what your options are and what career routes are available will help you make a well informed study and career choices.

Useful Websites

Careermag: Your resource in finding the right post-16 option for you


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