For every pupil, making the right choices is crucial to a fulfilling and rewarding working life. At Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form, our careers service equips pupils with the information, guidance and assistance they need to define their next steps.

The careers department offers a whole host of services designed to help pupils recognise their best attributes, understand the opportunities open to them and make the right choices.

As well as advice on careers and applying to university we offer information about BTEC courses, apprenticeships and fully funded degree opportunities. We bring in expert professionals, organise in school opportunities and educational trips to enhance each students learning. The careers department also organises work experience for students in Year 12. You will also find the latest information sites, advice and guidance about everything to do with careers.

Work Experience is an invaluable opportunity for students.

Work Experience improves:

  1. Your CV
  2. Your UCAS statement
  3. Your understanding of careers and life after SNS
  4. Your employability
  5. Your chance of getting part-time work

Parents are asked to complete the parent permission slip before the Christmas holidays and return them to the Careers Room. The student own find form needs to be completed by a placement employer and returned to the Careers Room by the beginning of May. Help is available in the Careers Room if you need information on how to find a placement.


Resources for Parents

Careers Advice for Parents – Website

Designed to support parents support their children when looking at choices for the future https://www.careersadviceforparents.org/

TARGET careers

A new publication to help parents and carers support their children in their future careers decision. In the guide parents will find information on; the world of apprenticeships, which routes are best financially, researching employer programmes, helping their child transition to university, plus guides on how to get into different sectors such as finance, business, engineering and IT. See here for more details

Worldskills - A guide for parents

This guide aims to ensure parents have information about some of the key elements of progression and careers including; options and qualifications, apprenticeships and traineeships as a route to success, the importance of skills and qualifications and how jobs are changing. To download your copy click here.


For more advice and guidance, please click here.


If you are a parent and you would like to speak to someone about your child's work experience, please get in touch with careers, work-related learning and enterprise manager, Juliet Alexander, via email at: Juliet.Alexander@sns.hackney.sch.uk or by phone on 020 7241 9600 ext. 260

Students wishing to speak to Ms Alexander can find her in the dedicated Careers and Work Related Learning Resource Centre in room 010