Careers & Higher Education

  1. Aims and Objectives

During every student’s year journey throughout West Derby School and Sixth Form, he/she will be provided with impartial careers advice and guidance to prepare them for higher education or the world of work. West Derby School prides itself on meeting the current statutory guidance from the Department for Education and endorses the Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents. Please refer to our CEIAG Policy and Provider Access Policy for further information. At West Derby School we strive to give our students the best insights into the world of work, and the career opportunities available to them, as possible. We wish for our students to believe that whatever their start in life they can achieve great things and secure for themselves a career choice that is often beyond their initial aspirations. In the three careers carousels / networking events that we hosted in school in 2021-2022, our students were able to speak to and acquire important careers advice from range of employers, careers advisors, colleges and universities:



Mott MacDonald

Clyde Marine


Merseyside Police

Merseyside Fire and Rescue

The Northwest Ambulance Service

The British Army

The Royal Navy

The Royal Air Force

Department for Work and Pensions

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool Hope University

Edge Hill University

Department for Health and Social Care

HM Revenue and Customs

Sovini Property Services

Amianto Services

Andrew Collinge Hairdressers

Napthens Solicitors

Start Education

Careers Connect

St Helens Chamber

Greene King

Myserscough College

Alt Valley Enterprise (early years provider)

Park Haven Trust Social Care

Liverpool University

In 2022-2023 the above contributors to our careers carousel / networking events will also be joined by:



Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited

Bibbey Marine

Waterside College

Abbey Logistics


Keepmoat Homes

2. My Careers Map

3. Annual Careers Plans

4. West Derby School Jobs Live Page

5. Careers Policy

6. Provider Access Policy

7. Parent and Carers

8. Labour Market Information

9. Employers/Baker Clause

10. Apprenticeships Information

11. T. Level

Monitoring, Review and Evaluation

The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils by tracking their destinations as they leave us and enter into the world of further education, apprenticeships, work or university. Pupil voice will be used to evaluate the strength and impact of events and guest speakers from Industry. It also helps us to find ways of improving and developing our service.

Recording, Assessment and Reporting

Students’ progress is monitored through their student profile and remains with them for their entire duration at West Derby School. The work is individual and personal to the student and is a log of activities completed and employability skills gained – these skills are not graded.


The information on this page will be reviewed in September 2023

Careers Leader – C. Jones

Careers Advisor – Lil Allen

If you would like to contact the Careers & Work Related Learning department please see our contact number below.

Telephone 0151 235 1300