BAM Nuttall Apprenticeship programme

The programme is currently seeking applications from young people aged 16+ for 30 Apprenticeship positions.

Information can be found here by clicking on the Apprentices tab -

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On Tuesday 5th June 2018 Brighton & Hove High School for girls are holding their annual Y10 Sixth Form Experience Day and would be delighted to extend their invitation to this event to our Y10 girls.

The intention of the day is to learn about what it is like to study A Levels at Brighton and Hove High School.

Additionally, they would be delighted to invite parents in to an evening event on the same day to hear from their Headmistress, Mrs Smith, along with other key members of staff and have a tour of the school and Sixth Form Centre.

Please click here for the flyer and  further information.

Mrs Carr
Careers Supervisor

Sussex Cricket Club

Job Title: Recruiting Clubs & Leagues Business Administration Apprentice
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm
Location: The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Contract: 18-month Apprenticeship (subject to 3-month probationary period)

Closing date for applications is 10am on Friday 25th May 2018

Click here for the full Job Description

Hotchkiss is one of the leading ductwork companies in the UK.We are a modern and forward looking company utilising the latest technology in all areas of our business.

Our company is based in Eastbourne; however we work on major London construction projects. Previous projects include the Gherkin, major Airports and the Olympic Park.

Our Apprentice Safety Alliance scheme was a finalist for the Building Magazine Skills Initiative of the Year 2016 and we won the Construction News Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year Award 2008. We have apprenticeship documents dating back to 1911. We currently have 34 apprentices across various sectors.

One of our apprentices, Hannah, told the local paper: “My apprenticeship has kick-started my career. Hotchkiss have given me nothing but opportunities to progress”.

To find out more click here for the full flyer

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Get Creative is an exciting summer programme with over two weeks of music, media and digital workshops, events and experiences.

You'll build and develop creative skills across music and media workshops during the first week, culminating in a whole group project in the second week where you'll collaborate to produce a music video that will be showcased to an audience at the end of the programme.

You'll meet like minded people, attend a gig and a creative industry trip with your class mates, work with music and media experts, achieve a Bronze Arts Award, and have fun!


The Get Creative Summer Programme is free to...

• Year 11 and 13 leavers not in work
• College students finishing a one year course not in work

If you do not fit the above criteria it is possible to pay a day rate to attend the workshops.


If you want to get involved in the programme, please either
complete our short application form below,
email expressing your interest,
or call 01273 550 432 (Brighton) or 01424 213 890 (Bexhill)


Steering your teenager into a job and career. 

Some East Sussex schools took part in a national project to pull together a free parents' guide, in conjunction with the National Careers Week founder, Nick Newman, and with contributions from the John Lewis Partnership

Careers Education at PCS

At PCS we believe that students should be ambitious. All should be equipped to access any path they choose, and strive to achieve this. Our careers education offer is to informing students of the possibilities that lay before them, and to help them make the correct choices and actions that allow them to pursue any path they choose.

At Peacehaven Community School all students are entitled to impartial, high quality and wide-ranging careers education. We are proud to be working towards renewal of our investors in career award and working within the Gatsby framework.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplace
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

All students will receive careers guidance in a number of ways:
• In careers education during PSHE and Citizenship
• Highlighted career potential and opportunities during subject lessons and
• Careers library in the library and advice from our careers team
• Access to one to one interviews and meetings with the Youth Employability service
• During tutor time
• Through our enterprise advisor

All students are encouraged to have enterprise skills, representing the demand from parents and local employers.

• Through studying for the London Institute for banking and finance in Y9 and Y10
• Opportunities to take part in the ‘tenner challenge’ and other activities from Young Enterprise
• Working at the PCS shop in the Meridian shopping centre
• Charity events run throughout the year
• The PCS summer fair or Winter Fair

For Parents

Guidance is available for both you and your child, we recommend that you encourage students to discuss careers as much as possible, focussing on their personal dreams and ambitions, and how this is supported through the school values.

At PCS we use to help shape our careers education, students will all be registered in PSHE lessons but we welcome any student signing up prior to this, it is a valuable tool to start discussion on careers.


At the end of Y7 students are choosing to apply for the International Baccaluerte pathways, during this process parents and students are asked to consider the aspiration they have, students are interviewed and the range of local, national and global opportunities are discussed. All students consider the aim they have, whether this is technical, academic or in another specialist field.


In Y8 students are introduced to careers education in PSHE, students will use to access impartial guidance. Students will be taught about the range of opportunities available to help to help guide the options process. Students gain information on what it means to have a career, the difference in skills and qualities and how they can research careers options.

Students in the IB band will receive additional trips to universities and a sharp focus on the role of university education and the knowledge required for the best universities.


In Y9 students start studying for the LIBF certificate of financial education, we believe this is a qualification that develops young peoples ambition and employability skills. Students will also receive individual lessons on the types of work and in options subjects.

We are proud to take advantage of the East Sussex Opening doors project and many students will receive invites to attend specific events at local employers. In 2017 these trips included

• Rampion wind farm
• Grand Hotel Eastbourne
• Rathffiny wine estate


All students are invited to take part in work experience at the end of the year, this is supported through an in depth careers unit in PSHE at the start of the year, and tutor times throughout the year building CV’s, personal statements and lessons in how to act in the workplace. Students reflect on these as an extended piece of writing in English at the end of the year.


Applying for college and further education is the main theme for Y11 with students receiving lessons on personal statement, interviews and interview technique. Students will all apply to a range of options.

In January, we invite local employers to interview each of our Y11 students, this provides impartial feedback to students about suitability for employment and presentation and in some cases has led to offers of employment.

Request for Speakers

If you would like to volunteer to give a career’s talk during a lunch time or tutor time please do get in touch and e-mail as we would love to hear from more employers.

Year 11 - Post 16 Choices

Further information, advice and guidance will be available to students through a series of after-school presentations and PSHE lessons. We would also encourage Year 11 students to attend as many college open evenings as possible.

At PCS we also have a well-stocked careers library, if you would like to look at information on specific careers. If you need help accessing any of the websites below or would like to book a careers meeting, please see Miss Newman in the Library.

Check out the careers based websites below for help with everything from Apprenticeships to Work Experience.

Write a CV Guide

General Educational Information - Finance, volunteering, higher education, employment - Education updates including English Baccalaureate

National Career websites - National Careers Service -National Health Service - Nursing and Midwifery Council - Army - RAF - Navy - Merchant Navy - Ministry of Defence - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - Careers inform from the automotive industry

Careers Research - Advice and guidance to parents & carers
with regards to the options open to students after leaving school - Careers films on the web - an impartial online careers guidance and information program
- Interactive careers guidance questionnaire
- Careers Advice, Choices & Ideas - Discover and explore careers you'll love - Online careers resource - General information for young people - School Leaver Career and Course Information

A levels - Making A level choices - Brief outline of subjects and where they may lead

Apprenticeships - To register and see vacancies - To see local Training Providers - Science, Engineering & Manufacturing Tech - Southern Water

Post 16 Destinations - University listing/course search and entry requirements - Brighton Metropolitan College (Formerly City College) - Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne and Lewes - Brighton - Brighton - Brighton Metropolitan College (Formerly Northbrook College) - Worthing - Plumpton, Lewes - East Grinstead - Bexhill - Hastings - Ringmer - Uckfield - Council for Independent Colleges

Universities All you need to find the right uni! - League tables and rankings - Represents 20 leading UK universities - How to apply and much more

Routes other than university - the one stop site for apprenticeships,
gap years, distance learning and jobs

Volunteering - Gap year/volunteering

Work experience

Study abroad

Understanding what employers want

Additional Information, Advice and Guidance

Prospectuses and Application Forms

College prospectuses and application forms will be available from the careers area at the back of the library from early October. There will be lots of help on completing applications forms available from PSHEE teachers and mentors over the next few weeks.

Top Tips for parents to help your child succeed:

• Encourage healthy breakfasts
• Ensure your child stays hydrated
• Organisation is crucial!
• Use a notice board / fridge for key dates
• Encourage good sleep patterns (8 hours a night)
• Attend all PCS Year 11 events and College Open Evenings
• Refer to the homework timetable (found on PCS website). Students should be doing some homework every evening,
this is good practise, not only for GCSE’s but for college too

Please make sure that you take full advantage of all the help and support available to you
Remember - Good attendance and punctuality are crucial for a good reference and future success!


Need Help?

Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

01273 581100