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At The Marches School, our ethos “achievement through caring” embodies the holistic approach we take to supporting students, so that they may achieve in all aspects of their development. We aim to enhance their life chances for the future by providing tailored support throughout their time in school.

We endeavour to ensure that students and parents have access to independent advice and guidance (IAG), whenever required, to assist with making important academic or career decisions.

Mrs Robinson is our dedicated Careers and inspiration officer, based in the digital centre.  A referral for an appointment can be made either through the students form tutor or by emailing

What to expect in a guidance interview

A careers guidance interview is an impartial, one-to-one meeting between yourself and a professionally qualified Careers Adviser (Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development). A guidance interview can last up to 45 minutes. A careers guidance interview is not like a job interview – there are no right or wrong answers.

You’ll also find useful information on your next steps and links to careers here.

Support in booking your work experience can be found here.

More useful career videos to inspire can be found on:  YouTube – CareersBox   iCould


To search for an apprenticeship, please click here.  Help on applying for an apprenticeship can be found here.


For interview tips and guidance, please click here.

For tips around the workplace, please click here.

For CV writing tips, please click here.

Higher education

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


Careerometer is an online data portal which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable LMI to support the process of identifying potential careers. It allows students to compare national average wages, working hours and future employment prospects.

Barclays life skills

This is an excellent resource which can be used to:

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Career Cards

Click here to view this great resource: Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Interactive Cards. Make sure to click on the headshots within the pdf to get an insight into some fantastic industries.

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