This section includes information and resources for schools, to help inspire and prepare students for the world of work.

Please fill out the form below if you require any assistance with employability activities, such as mock interviews and careers fairs

Request Support For careers events
Right Choice For Schools
Wiltshire Careers Education Programme
Careers Hub
Local Employment Information
Work Experience
Schools Event Calendar
Support, Provision & Resources
Amazing Apprenticeships
Working with Employers
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Request support for careers education events

Please complete the form below, if you require any support/assistance with careers fairs, mock interviews, cv workshops, apprenticeships or any other employability activities.

This will go to a member of the Employment & Skills Service who will then be in touch with you shortly.

Support for schools

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Right Choice…for your school offers a wide variety of support services to all education providers, including Schools, Academies, Further Education Colleges, Early Years Providers, Childcare Settings, Local Authorities and other establishments.

Committed to making a difference to children and young people in Wiltshire the website provides access to high quality services and expertise.

Find out more about Right Choice For Schools

Wiltshire Careers Education Programme

These free specialist CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) lessons and curriculum produced with Wiltshire employers. These lessons for Years 7-13 cover ‘being enterprising, employability skills, what is an entrepreneur, STEM careers, Higher Education options and alternatives to University’ to name just a few.

The interactive classroom sessions are supporting schools to improve young people’s preparedness for the world of work, personal motivation, self-confidence, sense of responsibility, team work and communication/presentation skills.

thumbnail of WCEP 2018Please click on the image to download the free 2019 version of the Wiltshire Careers Education Programme.

Careers Hub

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The Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub brings together schools, colleges, employers, education providers and local agencies to help all schools and colleges deliver high quality careers guidance that inspires and prepares young people for the fast-changing world of work.

Created as part of the government’s careers strategy, the Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub provides individual support to over 60 local schools and colleges helping them achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks, a framework of 8 guidelines that define what the best careers provision looks like.

Find out more about the Careers Hub

Local employment information

Do you know what businesses there are in Wiltshire or even what industry sectors?

Follow the link below to see Wiltshire Council’s Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) documents which explain what key industry sectors there are in the Wiltshire area and what qualifications are preferable to work in that industry. They also provide information on relevant apprenticeships, how employers recruit, example positions and salaries, future growth of the sector, Wiltshire employers and where you can study.

The aim of these documents is to give you an understanding of the key priority and growth sectors within the county, to help you make the best decision about your future career.

Find out more about local employment information

Work experience

Are you organising work experience for your pupils but your unsure what that entails? We have collected information from the Department of Education, the Health and Safety Executive and Careers & Enterprise Company all in one place to give you a better understanding of your responsibilities and the work involved.

Find out more about work experience

Schools event calendar

Click on the link below to view what events Wiltshire schools are planning and to help you organise your event at the best time.

This event calendar is a support tool to help plan careers events, workshops and open days.

View the Schools event calendar

Provision links & resources

Funded programmes for schools is detailed in the pdf document below

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Support for Schools provided by Jobcentre Plus

This can help provide a free demand-led, flexible and responsive service for your school through:

  • Sourcing employers for careers events or inspirational presentations
  • Information on the local labour market, the growth sectors and employers recruiting in the area
  • Help in sourcing work experience placements
  • Information on routes into apprenticeships
  • Employability Skills
  • Will complement your current careers IAG, and not duplicate what is already in place.

For information please contact the Schools Adviser for Swindon and Wiltshire, Stuart Shimmin-Vincent

Tel: 07917 827 902  or Email:

Support for Schools aims to make students aware of the wide range of   occupations and careers that they might consider. Support can be used to up-skill teachers on apprenticeships or the local labour market for example to use in future careers lesson. They can deliver this support through group sessions or presentations and can also deliver information to parents.


Suggested privacy notices for schools and local authorities to issue to staff, parents and pupils about the collection of data can be found on the Gov website.


A guide which explains the benefits of apprenticeships for your workforce, and how the apprenticeship levy and public sector target apply to schools can be found on the Gov website.

Amazing Apprenticeships

Resources, information and networks to help your students. Request support, search resources, view live vacancies with students to broaden their understanding of apprenticeships.

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