Careers Education

Turner Free School Careers Contacts

Careers Lead: Katy Tibbles


Telephone: 01303 842400

Work Experience Placements 2023

Work experience makes a huge difference to young people in terms of preparing them for life beyond school and helping them in making important career choices. 

If you are able to offer a work experience placement to one or more of our pupils please complete our Google Form:

Careers Education

It is part of the vision of Turner Free School that all pupils receive careers education, information, advice and guidance that will enable them to choose education and employment pathways that are right for them and are able to manage their careers throughout their lives.

The aim of our careers programme is to:

As pupils progress through TFS they will participate in a range of careers related activities, including:

These sessions will be delivered through assemblies, tutor time, PSHE lessons, special events, trips and stand alone Careers sessions. If events are unable to take place face to face, where possible, we endeavor to adapt activities to suit a virtual environment.

Pupils can drop in to see Mrs Newsome, our Careers Advisor in the Careers office, with any careers questions during any break or lunchtime, or a 1 to 1 appointment can be made for any pupils requiring a more in-depth discussion.

Careers Education is everyone’s responsibility!

Your role as partners in careers:

Teachers and School Staff – To provide pupils with opportunities to discover and learn about careers and employability, engage with the wider business community and with employers inside and outside of the classroom. To link learning with the world of work and discuss experiences, skills development and progression with pupils.

Pupils – To engage with careers events and learning opportunities, ask questions, research and discover all they can about future possibilities. Evaluate and record events.

Parents/Carers – To be aware of the careers events and engage in the events and discussion about careers, progression and opportunities. To use careers resources and websites to help support at home.

Employers and the wider community – We would love to hear from you if you could support the school either by helping with a careers event at the school, at your place of work or by offering work experience. Please contact Mrs Newsome on

Measuring Impact

In order to ensure that our careers programme is effective and supports pupils in developing the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their education and future careers, we measure our programme in a variety of ways:

Turner Schools Careers Newsletter

Term 3 2023

TS Careers Newsletter - Term 3 TFS.pdf

Turner Schools Careers Newsletter

Term 2 2022

TS Careers Newsletter - Term 2 TFS.pdf

Turner Schools Careers Newsletter

Term 1 2022

TS Careers Newsletter - Term 1 TFS.pdf

Turner Schools Careers Newsletter

Term 5 & 6 2022

TS Careers Newsletter - Term 6.pdf

Useful Guides

Making career choices can be a daunting prospect for many young people. This helpful guide gives hints and guidance on how to support your child on their journey through school and into employment. The downloadable guides below will provide a wealth of information for parents on key areas in career progression.


For school and college leavers

This guide is packed with advice to help you choose the right path, find virtual work experience, ace your video interviews, and much more.

It also features the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020-2021, with insights into what it’s like to be an apprentice at each company.

Resources for Pupils

We appreciate that deciding what you want to do with your future is never easy, so we have compiled a selection of resources that should help you to expand your knowledge and hopefully make it easier to discover the right career for you.

No single resource will give you the answers you are looking for, so take the time to use all of these resources and talk to Mrs Newsome, Careers Adviser and you will soon find there are lots of options open to you.

Make the Futures Yours

Make the Future Yours is an exciting magazine aimed at pupils and their parents involving all things Careers. The magazine is designed to inspire young people to and signpost them to work and education opportunities. It also includes information, advice and case studies to help you or your child make the right career choices.

Labour Market Information

Did you know that you can find out about the employment opportunities and salaries for every job through the LMI For All website? Just go to and enter the career you’re interested to find out more about the workforce for that industry.

When considering future career options it’s important to have a good understanding of the employment prospects within that industry, ie. is it a growing or declining sector?

Here are some examples for you to consider.


GoCompare has put together a report that reveals the riskiest jobs in the UK, seeing how dangerous each industry is and how much it costs the business.

They have analysed average salaries across the UK to find out how much you can earn if you choose to work in one of the top five riskiest professions.