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Careers and Work-related Learning

Welcome to our page on careers and work-related learning

Here you will find information on our policy and current provision, as well as upcoming and past events. We also try to give you a snapshot of the wealth of activities our school offers to help prepare our students for an independent life and full participation in the community.


Mrs Gregory, Careers Lead




3rd September    - Work experience at Sam's Place starts for our Year 12 and Year 13 students

                            - Work experience at Rumbles starts for our Year 12 and Year 13 students

10th September  - Work experience at the YESS project starts for our Year 12 and Year 13 students

                            - Work experience at the Acre starts for the first of our 3 KS4 classes, plus two Year                                 13 students

11th October        - SANDance workshops for all students in KS 3, 4 and 5 (years 7-13)

w/b 11th October - whole school money week

5th November      - The second of our KS4 classes begin their work experience at the Acre

10th November    - KS4 Virtual visit to Portland College

12th November    - Brand new work experience provision for KS4 starts at the Takeover Radio                                              Station

10th February       - Apprenticeship Fair at Moor Market in Kirkby




Open Day at Landmarks College

If you would like to go and have a look at Landmarks College and have a chance to meet some of the tutors, you can book your visit here:



Exciting News!

In May, KS4 and KS5 did a consultancy project with Kier Construction about the new Leisure Centre in Kirkby. Students were asked to explore ways to make the new centre more disability friendly. 

As a result, there will now be a sensory room installed in the new centre! We have just been sent provisional plans and asked to feed back what we think of them. As soon as the plans are finalised, we will post them on here.

Well done to all the students involved and thank you to Kier Construction and Ashfield Council for making some of our proposals a reality!

What Next...

Follow these links to access information and videos about different options for life after Bracken Hill. They will give you first impressions and basic information, which can help you decide which options you might want to investigate further. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Local Job Market Information

The following links can help you find out what jobs are likely to be important in this area over the coming years.

Click here for the icould website where you can investigate a whole range of jobs and your own preferences.

Click here for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership up-to-date information on the growth sectors in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas.  It shows routes into the growth sectors locally.

Click here for the National Careers Service website.