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Careers at FGS

Hello and welcome to the NEW careers section of the Frederick Gent School website. At Frederick Gent School we believe that we offer a robust and broad careers programme for all of our pupils.

Our pupils are able to access relevant and up to date career information from a variety of sources. Pupils also have access to their own online career plan through Unifrog, this enables pupils to develop their plans for the future through a series of online tools and activities. All pupils have the opportunity to be involved in career assemblies, National Careers and Apprenticeship weeks, visits to colleges, universities and work experience.

Careers Advisor

Ms. Squire-Wiggins is our Qualified Careers Advisor, and she provides High Quality impartial Information, Advice and Guidance to our pupils.   Ms. Squire-Wiggins has over 20 years’ experience as a Careers Advisor and she holds the Diploma in Careers Guidance (DipCG) from Nottingham Trent University.

Direct Work with Pupils

Ms. Squire-Wiggins is involved in all aspects of our Careers, Education, Information, Advices and Guidance (CEIAG) that is delivered across Frederick Gent School.  An important part of this process involves offering pupils a one-to-one Career Guidance interviews.  The Careers Interview give each pupil the opportunity to explore their plans after Year 11 and to discuss any career ideas they may have in more detail.

Careers Action Plan Summary

After every Careers Interview a pupil will receive written ‘Careers Action Plan’ that summaries their discuss.  This ‘action plan’ will also list any identified action(s) a pupil may needs to take to further their idea long with the help of their parents and carers.


Beverley is in school on Monday and Fridays each week and she is based in the TCT Office near the reception.  Pupils seeking a Careers Interview can make an appointment contacting Ms. Smith or by sending a direct request to Ms. Squire-Wiggins at;

Sally Bridges – Sally is our Link Govenor for careers  at Frederick Gent School. Sally meets with the Careers Team regular to discuss all aspects of the Careers Programme in order to share with the LGB.

The CEIAG programme throughout all year groups in the school adheres to the principle of independent advice and guidance given to students in accordance with the statutory responsibility placed on schools.

The school employs a person centred approach to interviewing in order to provide non-directive one-to one advice and guidance for students to complement the career programme. The school also has links with  independent advice services to promote impartiality.  

As part of the schools commitment to providing opportunities for students to engage with employers through work experience we are currently working with Futures for Business. A wide range of other activities are incorporated into the CEIAG curriculum.

Please find our Careers Policy and Providers Access Statement below.

Post 16 Useful Links and Information

Below are various useful links for Y11s to access to help see what local providers have to offer after leaving Frederick Gent School:

Y11s interested in Vision West Nottinghamshire College watch this video for lots of key information.  For any pupils wanting to go to any college I recommend you also watch this as it outlines the differences between A levels, vocational courses and apprenticeships plus common questions about colleges are also answered.

A parents guide to Further Education:  Parent Guide KS3-4 to Higher Education

A useful guide of how to write a CV:

Y11s interested in Chesterfield College watch the following videos

Y11s – Juniper training offers a range of courses including apprenticeships and traineeships.  Watch this video for further information.

For Y11s interested in joining the variety of roles available in the army watch the following videos

For Y11s interested in going to Ashfield School watch the following videos.  You may recognise a few faces in the student videos as some were previous Frederick Gent students

Y11 pupils interested in Swanwick Hall sixth form please follow the link below and get in touch.

For Y11s interested in Bilborough College please follow the link below:

Y11 pupils interested in Swanwick Hall sixth form please follow the link below and get in touch.

Y11 pupils interested in David Nieper Academy Sixth Form follow the link below where you can download an information pack on the courses available.

Y11 pupils interested in Nottingham College should watch the following videos for further information.

Y11 pupils interested in studying at Nottinghamshire College please take a look at this virtual tour.

Y11 pupils interested in Nottingham College should watch the following videos for further information.


Post 16 Video from Miss Barrett

Post 16 Video from Miss Barrett

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Work Experience

At Frederick Gent School  we offer all pupils the opportunity to take part in a programme of work experience in Y10. The work experience programme takes place for one or two weeks in July of each year, and is supported by many local employers and  employers within the Derbyshire  & Nottinghamshire area.  We believe Work Experience enables all of our pupils to experience the workplace for themselves, it gives students the opportunity  to gain an insight in to an area of work they may be thinking of entering beyond formal and FE & HE education.  Experiencing the workplace allows students to link their classroom learning to that of the world of work, raise their awareness of the options available to them and helps to support their future decision making.

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Labour Market Information

This little widget, allows you the opportunity to explore current career information by job role or by overall UK workforce growth. Students can use this information to support their career ideas along side Unifrog and other career related websites for example the National Careers Service.