Careers Education & Guidance

Welcome to the Scalby School Careers pages, a sign-post for careers impartial advice and guidance (CEIAG)

Careers Advisor

Mrs Ruth Green our Careers Advisor is in school each Monday and Tuesday during term time. Every student is entitled to a face to face Career Guidance interview if they would like one. Parents and Carers are welcome to join their young person for the Guidance interview provided that the student is comfortable with this. Students can ask for an interview and referrals can be made by teaching staff, support staff and parents.

Guidance interviews typically last around 40 minutes, shortly after the interview each student seen will receive a full Career Action Plan with agreed action points to help them move forward. It is helpful for students to make notes before their session and write down any questions they may have so that things are not missed. Students can ask for a follow up appointment if they wish and are often invited along again at a later date if the Careers Advisor feels it would be beneficial.

Even if you think you know what you want to do later on, or which subjects you intend to choose in year 8 it is a very good idea to come along for a discussion just to make certain that you have chosen the right subjects and aware of all options available to you after year 11. There is rarely only one route to a career and there may be alternatives that you are not aware of. It doesn’t matter what school year you are in, it is never too early to begin researching your options. This is your future, it is important that you make informed choices. A Career Guidance interview can help you with your next steps.

To make an appointment, please speak with Mrs Scott who will be happy to arrange this for you.

Provider Access Policy

Scalby School Provider Access

Careers Survey

It would be appreciated if students having had a Careers consultation with Mrs Green would just take a few moments to complete the survey monkey evaluation below, your feedback is important to us.

Careers in Education

Throughout the year, we hold careers sessions during our Life lessons. We actively involve colleges, universities, training providers, professionals and ex-students.

If you are a parent who is prepared to be available for one or two of these hour long sessions during the course of the year, please contact Mrs Scott at the school via to volunteer. Likewise, if you know or are an ex-student who would be prepared to be involved as a ‘Career Champion’ once or twice a year in this way, please let Mrs Scott know.

Topics Studied by Year

Post-16 Open Events

Post-16 institutions hold regular open events throughout the year.  It is important to visit as many as interest you to find out about the courses offered, entry requirements and the application process.

Post-16 Funding

Funding may be available from some colleges in the form of bursaries. Please contact the colleges to find out if bursaries are on offer, and if you are eligible.

Post-16 Transport Assistance

Some students may be eligible to apply for travel assistance. Information and application forms are available at or by contacting North Yorkshire County Council on 0845 872 7374. Applications for assistance usually open in April or May each year, but you can ring for general advice before this time.

If you would like further information, advice and guidance about subject options or any career related concerns as you move on from school, ask for an appointment to see the Careers Advisor Mrs. Ruth Green.

Post-16 Link Institutions

Students from Scalby School go on to study at a number of institutions providing post-16 education and training. Course information/application forms are available on their website or see the Careers Advisor for further details.

Scarborough Sixth Form
Scarborough UTC
Scarborough TEC
The Academy (Scarborough)
Tyro Training (Scarborough)
YH Training
York College
Bishop Burton College
Askham Bryan College
Lady Lumley’s School
Derwent Training Association
JTL Training
East Riding College
Malton School
Norton College

Useful Websites & Documents

These websites provide students and parents with information and advice relating to career paths and jobs.

Please be aware that course and career information is constantly changing. Please make sure you look for the date on any career related article that you read and if you are in any doubt please speak with the Careers Advisor.


This online resource has useful information about entry requirements and routes into over 1,200 jobs and careers. (Note, as this is a licenced database, information is regularly updated) This can also be accessed via the school website within the careers section

Job Explorer Database (JED)

This can be used freely in school by all students and at home using the code supplied in school. This resource includes a career quiz to help students recognize skills and talents and how these can influence Career decisions there is information on routes into many careers including several video presentations and is very easy to use. Note, as this is a licenced database, information is regularly updated)


Start is an online program enabling students to set up their own account and explore their interests, skills and qualities. Having set up their profile, students will be linked to suggested courses and career pathways. This is a useful website for finding out about many career ideas together with useful videos and links to current local vacancies


A website dedicated to STEM careers, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Future planning              

A guide to careers via zones in which students can research their ideas covering Apprenticeships, school leaver programs and degrees. Very useful for future planning.

National Careers Service

This central government website provides access to independent professional advice on careers, skills and the labour market for anyone aged 13 and over. There are features on this website including “What will the jobs of the future look like?” and a quiz to help you identify how your skills and qualifications could match the future job market.


This website provides information about apprenticeships for students, parents and employers, and includes a list of current apprenticeship vacancies. It is a good idea to visit the site and create a user name and password and it is recommended that students in year 11 should start to apply for vacancies early in the spring term.

Labour Market Information     

Giving up to date job market information about our local region; Yorkshire and the Humber including careers in the curriculum and the various pathway.