PLEASE NOTE: If you require any licence codes for the sites below please contact:

Mrs A Ewing, Information, Advice and Guidance Officer

Email address:

This is not a comprehensive list so seek advice if you have other information needs.  Remember to use a variety of sources to get as full a picture as possible. Call into the careers office in school Mrs Ewing is available to help with CV’s, action planning, work experience and career exploration, there are many resources available – appointments not always necessary.  You can also call into either one of the libraries for up-to-date information as well as being able to  search for all of the careers books available to you by clicking on the OLIVER icon on your school desktop.

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory Bringing together existing research and analysis resources throughout the county,
Labour Market Briefing The latest data for Cumbria relating to job postings, business start-ups, etc
Current Vacancies Career Opportunities
Kudos Discover the careers that suit you
Career Camel A Careers Site For Students, Graduates & School Leavers
UCAS Progress Your Next Steps after GCSEs
Inspira Build a Brighter Future Apprenticeship Become an Apprentice
National Careers Advice Plan your Career
Gen2 Shape your Future
Think you’re cut out for construction?
ECITB Engineer Construction
System Training Apprenticeship and Training Providers
RWP Local Work Based Training provider
Carlisle College A wide range of Courses
Newton Rigg College Earn While You Learn!
Lakes College Apprenticeship Academy
JTL Advanced apprenticeships in electrical, plumbing, heating, etc.
Careers Box A national video library of real people in real jobs
Not Going to Uni Alternatives to Higher Education
The Student Room The largest student community in the world!
UCAS Connecting people to Higher Education
Which University What to study, where to go and how to get there...
Gap Medic Interested in becoming a Doctor, Dentist, Nurse or Midwife?
Open Days Interested in becoming a Doctor, Dentist, Nurse or Midwife?
Open University Part-Time Higher Education
The Medical Portal A guide to a career in medicine
UK Course Finder Locate your ideal university courses
The Guardian University Guide Find a course at a UK University
Training 2000 Are you looking for training inspiration?
Learn Direct Inspiring people to realise their potential
STEM Cumbria Ltd The main contact point for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths development
iCould Watch Career Videos & Stories
Unifrog Make it easy to find and apply for the best courses and apprenticeships
Careers Box Careers films on the web!
Gap Year Plan, discuss and book your life-changing adventure
Gap Work Jobs and volunteering & working abroad
The Year in Industry The UK's leading student placement experts.
Latitude Global Volunteering
Work Experience Database Cumbria EBP Work Experience Database
Step into the NHS Do something different in the NHS
Go Construct Considering a career in construction?

Here at Trinity we are committed to delivering high quality careers, information, advice and guidance (CIAG) for all of our students. Our aim is to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective choices, understand their career and progression routes, and enable them to manage smooth transitions on to the next stage of learning or work. At key milestones throughout the students’ education we will provide support, advice and guidance to ensure realistic and informed decisions are made to help them to progress to Higher Education, Apprenticeships, and the world of work.

Every year group follows a careers education program which aims to raise aspirations and provide students with a better understanding of the pathways needed to take in order to achieve their goals. Throughout the year speakers and local employers from different organisations will come in to provide the students with inspiration, advice and inform them of professions and careers that they might never have considered.

Students take part in a wide range of careers activities such as ACE Days, Enterprise Events, Industry Days, STEM activities and University Visits for firsthand experience of further and higher education.

Year 10 Work Experience Week

Monday 2 July – Friday 6 July (inclusive)
At the beginning of July 2018 all of our Year 10 students will take part in a week long work experience. The work experience programme is a very valuable and enjoyable experience for our students and relies upon students, with parental assistance, finding their own placements.
Read our letter here for more information:

Work Experience Letter to Parents (pdf)
Consent Form (pdf)
Guide-for-parent-carers (pdf)
Work Experience Booklet for Students (pdf)

Every year our Year 10 students at Trinity School undertake a week of work experience. In previous years students have attended a wide range of placements including large national employers, local primary schools, vets practices, solicitors, accountants and army residential as well as independent businesses.

Students are encouraged to find their own placements according to their interests and future career aspirations. However, each year local businesses and organisations kindly guarantee us some placements and we also have a database of placements that our students have used in previous years available. We advise our students to contact prospective placements by phone or by letter. Many organisations do ask for a formal letter requesting a placement.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Ewing at if you would like further information.

Year 12 Work Experience Week

Monday 16 July – Friday 20 July 2018 (inclusive)

Year 12 students will have an opportunity to take part in five days of work experience during the summer term. The work experience programme is a very valuable and enjoyable experience for
our students and relies upon students, with parental assistance, finding their own placements.

Fore more information please read the letter below:

Y12 work experience letter (pdf)

Please complete the consent form below and return it to the Sixth Form Office by Friday 23 March 2018.

Y12 work experience consent form (docx)