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Greenfield Community College is committed to providing a stable careers education, information, advice and guidance programme to all learners. This takes place throughout lessons, assemblies, RRS days, T4S Enquiry, as well as relevant visits and external speakers.

Students will be able to research different career pathways, make informed decisions regarding options choices (Post-14, Post-16, Post-18), find out what options are available to them post Greenfield and develop their employability skills.

All students participate in our October Rights Respecting School Day for Careers.

  • Yr 7 – Developing employability skills and employer engagement with ‘This is Creative Enterprise’ 
  • Yr 8 – Developing employability/teamwork skills and employer engagement with Sunderland FC Foundation of Light 
  • Yr 9 – Developing employability skills and career exploration in STEM careers with Medical Mavericks 
  • Yr 10 – Developing employability skills and career exploration through Employability workshops covering; online appearance, interviews, cv and covering letters, work place conduct and sector explosion pathway posters 
  • Yr 11 – Career exploration and work experience though a range of visits/external providers.

Year 9 have a dedicated Careers lesson as part of the Technology rotation, delivered in part by the Foundation of Light covering the ‘Pitching for Success’ program

Year 10 build on their RRS work by developing their employability documents and engaging with employers in assembly talks (five in total).

Year 11 students have a dedicated Careers lesson (Sunnydale Campus) including application clinics with Further Education providers. Students on Aycliffe site have a range of Further Education assemblies in the Autumn Term.

Individual Guidance

All students in Year 11 receive a 30 minute interview with an independent careers adviser.

Learners with special needs will receive further support in the form of One Point interviews

National Careers Service is a free website for both young people and adults. Students over the age of 13 can use the service to find information about jobs and courses, as well as requesting 1:1 support from a qualified Adviser by ringing the helpline, emailing, texting or requesting a webchat.

Call 0800 100 900 or log on to

Useful Links

National Careers Service -

Plotr –

National Apprenticeship Service -

Advice for Parents -

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