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Careers Information, Post-16 Advice and Guidance

It is never too early to start to think about what you want to do after you leave Melbourn Village College. Parents and carers of all Year 11 pupils were invited to attend our Post-16 Information Evening at the end of September. This includes a presentation on the Post-16 Application process followed by a chance to talk to representatives from our local sixth form colleges.

Please see the “CAP Information Evening” presentation below (2022 information will be uploaded shortly):

The school also helps pupils to pursue CV-building activities, such as participating in sports leadership, enrichment, Duke of Edinburgh and character development activities, and also specific career-linked activities such as pupil reporting, STEM club, etc. Employer-links, alumni networking and mentoring are being developed.

Our work is benchmarked against the national and international standards for school careers provision. We offer independent individual careers support, advice and guidance to all KS4 pupils in receipt of the pupil premium and to other pupils as far as possible, with the belief that every individual matters equally, and should receive equal access to provision.

Progression Beyond School

Of those who leave MVC at 16, almost all transfer to other educational institutions, while a few take apprenticeships.

Career Guidance

MVC provides all pupils in Years 7-11 with access to career guidance sessions on request, and by staff and parent referral. This is all high quality, impartial and independent careers advice. Impartial advice is provided by a level 6 qualified external careers advisor, our teaching and other staff. We apply a coaching or mentoring approach. Pupils make their own decisions, and are encouraged to develop personal career plans.

Our pupils are also encouraged to have high aspirations, to aim for excellence, and to consider the broadest range of career areas and appropriate educational and personal development routes.  For some pupils this will mean encouragement and mentoring for applications to the most selective universities. For others it will mean similar encouragement and mentoring for a directly career-related or talent-related path. 

Below are some further useful resources to help you find the right path for you:

If you need more advice or information in school you can contact:

  • Head of Years and Form Tutors
  • Career Leader: Mr E Willder, Assistant Principal – Post 16 Transition (, tel: 01763 223400)

Parental Guidance

Sometimes you struggle to decide what you would like to do once you have left school. At Melbourn Village College, we want to ensure that your child chooses the correct career path for them, whether it would be an Apprenticeship, University or heading straight into a job.

Click here to view a parents guide on careers. #

Work Experience

In 2023, work experience will take place between 10-14th July. Work experience placement forms and information leaflet are available to download from the left hand menu.  Completed forms must be returned to school by 27th April 2023.

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