Moving On

Careers and Next Steps

We are proud of the careers programme we offer here at NES, which is designed to meet the 8 Gatsby benchmarks. Students at Nottingham Emmanuel Sixth Form are provided with a wealth of university, careers and apprenticeship support throughout their Sixth Form journey.

Employer Encounters

Sixth Form students have frequent encounters with employers through careers fairs, workplace visits, workshops and in-person and virtual work experience opportunities which are regularly promoted to students. Previous work place visits include Boots Headquarters, Browne Jacobson, and Experian.


The Sixth Form work closely with Amazing Apprenticeships, who visit our students throughout the academic year to deliver apprenticeship assemblies and workshops. We are also proud to partake in National Apprenticeships Week, where students can discover the benefits of apprenticeships and participate in apprenticeship masterclasses and live Q+As with apprenticeship providers and current apprentices. 


The UCAS guidance Sixth Form students are provided with is thorough and bespoke to the needs of every student. In the summer term, Year 12 students partake in a personal statement workshop as well as a drop down day dedicated to the completion of the UCAS application form. In addition, students are taken on visit a local university to explore the campus and speak to current undergraduates. Universities regularly deliver talks to our Sixth Form students on topics including Student Finance and Results Day and Clearing, and students wishing to study a Medicine or Oxbridge course are provided with specialist support to guide them through the rigorous application process.

Super-Curricular Activities

Students are actively encouraged to engage in the super-curricular opportunities that are regularly promoted to them including university summer schools, subject taster lectures, the National Citizenship Service and outreach programmes such as HE+ and Ambition Nottingham to help raise their aspirations and support their future university and apprenticeship applications. Students also have the opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification during Year 12 which is highly respected by universities and employers.

Level 2 Next Steps Programme

Sixth Form students on the level 2 resit pathway follow a bespoke careers programme enabling them to develop the employability skills and careers knowledge to successfully proceed onto their chosen next steps. This programme includes visits to local colleges, universities and workplaces as well as the opportunity to partake in workshops which aim to develop skills for the workplace.

All students are also provided with the opportunity to engage with the following:

  • Weekly careers-focused tutor time activities
  • Unifrog – an online careers platform
  • Talk the Talk communication workshops
  • CV and interview skills workshops
  • A 1:1 mock interview with a professional employer
  • UCAS exhibitions and other careers/apprenticeship fairs
  • 1:1 appointments with a qualified careers advisor

* Please note this list is not exhaustive, and is subject to change year by year dependant on funding etc:

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Gresham Park Road
West Bridgford
Tel: 0115 977 5380

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