The Marches School actively encourages work experience as it is vital in helping students choose future career options as well as boosting confidence, teaching  new skills and providing a valuable insight into the world of work.  Here is a video of previous Year 10 students talking about their experience.

Careers Video of the Week: Simone is an Assistant Cook at Fairstead House School.


Engineering Club Summer 2019. August 27th -30th, Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology, for kids age 9-13. Click here for further details.

Current Apprenticeship Vacancies:

SBC Training: Apprenticeship Vacancies

Derwen College: Apprentice Business Administrator. Closing date 22/07/19

Derwen College: Apprentice Marketing Administrator. Closing date 22/07/19

Derwen College: Apprentice IT Administrator. Closing date 22/07/19

James Matthew Davies: Retail Apprentice (Mule Cycles). Closing date 25/07/19

ABP Ellesmere: Engineering Apprentice (Maintenance). Closing date 28/07/19

ABP Ellesmere: IT Technician Apprentice. Closing date 31/07/19

Anglo Beef Processors Ltd: Butchery Appenticeship. Closing date 31/08/19

To search for other apprenticeship vacancies, please click here.

Information Evenings and Career Events: 

University of Chester: Summer Events Programme 2019. Event details/dates



The full structure of Careers across the Marches Multi Academy Trust can be found here:
















For interview tips and guidance, please click here: Interview tips.

For tips around the workplace, please click here: Tips for the Workplace

For CV writing tips, please click here: CV template

For further information and careers guidance, please contact our Careers Advisor Mrs Murphy on

Career Information

A useful resource to help advise and support parents

Information on careers in the Army

Information on careers in the Royal Air Force

Information on careers in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines

Information on careers in the NHS

Information on jobs and specific occupations

Careers in retail

Careers advice for girls (document produced by the National Careers Service)

Your Daughters Future

‘Your Daughter’s Future’ was developed with the help of girls aged 12 – 16 who have a wide range of career goals, from politics to sport and midwifery. It sets out what support they want from their parents as they weigh up exam and careers options.

The guide offers parents information on which GCSEs and A levels to consider for different careers. It also contains tips on organising workplace visits to gain experience, managing exam stress and boosting confidence, with tailored information for different ages.

According to the Women’s Business Council, women remain much more likely to work in sectors traditionally regarded as female. 23.1% of women work in public administration, health or education, compared with 8.6% of men. In contrast, only 0.9% of women work in construction, (6.1% of men) and only 2.6% of women work in manufacturing (7.1% of men). This contributes to the gender pay gap. Too often it is because young women lack advice and support to get into these careers and have too few female role models in these sectors to help challenge stereotypes.

Higher Education

Find information on university courses, entry requirements and general details on HE

Careers Guidance and Inspiration Officer

Mrs M Murphy / 01691 664472