City of Norwich School

Careers Guidance and Information


At City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy, work related learning takes many forms and is aimed to give students the skills that today’s employers are looking for.

Work Related Learning is taught as part of our Guidance Days when students have the chance to take part in enterprise and employability activities including mock interviews and Dragon’s Den type challenges. We also hold careers fairs at the school.

The school regularly welcomes visitors from local businesses to talk to students and in some cases, students have had the opportunity to attend tours of local business premises.

In Year 10, students take part in a highly successful work experience programme which culminates in them spending the last two weeks of the Summer Term working at a wide range of local employers. Students are supported to approach employers to find their own placement and thus gain first hand experience of job seeking.

Students will receive advice and coaching to ensure that they get the most from their placements, learning about employer expectations and health and safety issues.  Each year, employers have been impressed by the motivation, attitude and commitment demonstrated by our students.

We are here to help you make the next step, you don’t need to know what you want your career to be.”

Careers Advice


Jackie Hammond, Careers Advisor

At CNS we understand the need for impartial Careers Guidance. Not only is this a statutory requirement, but we value the importance of providing our pupils with the information they need to make informed choices about their future beyond CNS.

Impartial Careers Guidance is provided by Beacon East and namely Jackie Hammond, who is a Level 6 qualified Careers Adviser. Jackie is available in school on a Monday and Tuesday.

Although not all pupils will need an individual careers guidance appointment, all pupils need accurate and up to date careers information and some will also seek advice from other staff in school about their future plans. Careers information and advice is provided to pupils across the curriculum and specifically on Guidance Days.

For links to lots of resources that will help your son/daughter make informed decisions about their Post-16 or Post-18 plans, please click on the links below for further information. 

If you feel your son/daughter would benefit from a Careers Guidance appointment, please speak to their tutor or Head of House or contact Mr Christopher in school, email:

We are here to help you make decisions that are not going to be stressful. We are another level of support for you.

Links and Resources


Careers Research

Choosing GCSE options

Choosing GCSE options (Help for parents)

How to choose your A levels

Information for parents about careers guidance

Part time work

Post 18 information

Top tips for Apprenticeships


IAG definitions

Application letters/CVs