2016/17 has been a busy year for Careers Education at Matravers. Activities have included:

s ‘The BIGGER Interview’, ‘The BIG Interview’ and ‘The LITTLE Interview’ days which gave our Year 13s, 12s, 10s and 9s a chance to practice their interview skills with local employers. All employers were really impressed with student’s efforts with some employers noticing a big improvement in the answers from students that they had already interviewed the previous academic year.

To support students with the Interview days, a range of support workshops were available, these included:

s CV writing workshops with Year 10 s Interview skills workshops with Year 10 s Alternative routes workshop with Year 10


It is likely that your career plans will change multiple times over your time at school. However it is always worth having a plan in place. Making a plan helps you to make the best decisions when it comes to choosing options.

If you’re stuck for ideas on what job would suit you best, visit You can register for a free account and have a go at the ‘game’. You will be asked

lots of questions and at the end of this a selection of different careers options will be presented to you based on your answers to the questions. Have a go! It may suggest careers that you didn’t even realise existed!

If you’ve got some ideas about what you would like to do but need to find out more, visit www. where you will find hundreds of profiles on a wide variety of roles. The profiles will tell you more about what you will do as part of the job, the qualifications you need to get there and even how much you would expect to earn in the role.

Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to earn while you learn and give you fantastic, relevant work experience. The wide range of apprenticeships are

designed to suit the full range of abilities and interests. Visit to see if there is an apprenticeship that might suit you.


On the 11th July Matravers held a Careers Fair where employers from the area came to share their work with students. Many employers brought along a ‘Have a Go’ activity so students could experience what it would be like to join the profession. The activities varied from students wearing a virtual reality headset that transformed them into a military vehicle to getting to see a range of small animals up close.

School Council Team

The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national scheme that links schools with volunteers from the local business community to help bridge the gap between education and employment. The aim is to help young people make more informed choices about their future careers and ensure that employers are getting the skills they need from the workforce of tomorrow.

We are looking for a second Enterprise Adviser to work with the school to help develop an effective employer engagement plan, drawing on their own local business networks as appropriate. If you would like to find out more about this role, please email Steve Haines, Enterprise Co-ordinator at Wiltshire Council:

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