Year 11 Careers


During Year 11 students will be working with their own tutor group and year group on a range of a careers related activities.  The key area will be for students to continue with careers research and ensure that students are fully ready to make well informed decisions about their career pathways.

Year 11 will be doing the following:-

  • Individual target setting with tutor for discussion at Student Review Day with parents.
  • Continue with self improvement work.
  • Continue with character development to ensure that students have the skills, qualities and capabilities that employers need from the future workforce.
  • PSHE days including Careers workshops.
  • Preparation for work experience.
  • 5 days work experience.
  • Debrief of work experience week with tutor group.
  • Continual review of CV and update when appropriate.
  • 1-2-1 careers support from Careers Manager when needed.
  • 1-2-1 Senior Leadership Team mentoring where required.
  • Year 12 Toot Hill College Induction Day.
  • Support with all College applications.
  • Research on the National Careers Service website.
  • PSHE Day - guest speakers
  • Continue exploring pathways.
  • Royal Marine training
  • Active tutor mentoring.
  • European Challenge.
  • Destination Planning
  • Toot Hill Careers and Networking Fair.
  • London Science Lectures.
  • Various subject related visits,.
  • Careers Aspiration questionnaire.
  • Continue fund raising.
  • Prefect recruitment and training.
  • Money sense.
  • Torches to record achievements in school as well as out of school.
  • After school enrichment.
  • Sports programme during school time and after school.
  • Student Voice,
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Musical productions in school.
  • Cadets
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • National Careers Service
  • Toot Hill Alumni sign up.  We like to keep in touch with our students as a way of them inspiring our current students and for us to continue to share in their achievements.
  • Team Building and Leadership Training - Walesby Centre, allows pupils to step out of their comfort zone, challenge themselves and develop a strong cohesive team that can work and support each other in school.
  • Inspirational Coach Training - variety of workshops to develop understanding of working with others, mentor younger pupils, be a supportive role model.
  • Behaviour Management Training - develop an understanding of how to manage younger pupils and deal with low level behavioural issues/scenarios.

Careers & Networking Fair

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Careers & Networking Fair
Thursday 25 January 2018

The Careers & Networking Fair held in the Suther's Building at Toot Hill School was a great success. We had 80 exhibitors made up of a variety of employers, universities and training providers. Over 180 students from School Years 11, 12 and 13 attended. 

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Job Vacancies

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders globally. They currently have positions available for school leavers to join them in September 2018 within accounting, business advisory, tax and audit. They offer students the opportunity to work towards their professional qualifications while at the same time gaining hands-on business experience. More information on these positions and the application process is available on their website

Work Experience 16 - 20 October 2017

320 Year 11 students went out to work as part of our Work Experience week. The students found their own placements and took responsibility for contacting the employer to ask for work experience. They have worked at a variety of employers Nationwide from Glasgow to London. Members of staff visit the students during the week and here are some photos of our students at work.

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Work Experience October 2017

Here are some of the comments we received from employers about Year 11 and their work experience week:-

Sherwood Truck & Van

Adam did himself and the school very proud with his conduct throughout his week with us. There could be an opportunity next summer for an apprenticeship for him. 

Hannon Brothers Ltd

Jimmy has applied himself wonderfully. He has shown a great attitude to work, with a keen eye for detail and interpretation of the drawings he is working with. He has been on a large project and is using a robotic total station with great accuracy, allowing the workforce to build the retail.

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Jess has had a fantastic week with us and her attitude has been second to none. She was incredibly polite and well mannered, inquisitive (asking appropriate and good questions) and she remained motivated throughout the week. In fact my colleague thought that Jess was the best work experience student we’ve had.  

Samclo Ltd

Sam performed very well last week. He was at two of our sites throughout the week and had a mixture of tasks to perform – which he did well. He was punctual, conscientious and polite at all times and also worked well with others. Please pass on our thanks to him and wish him good luck in the future.

Quotient Clinical

It has been a pleasure to host Georgia’s work experience this week at Quotient. Georgia has arrived promptly each day and has a great attitude throughout the week.  She has been extremely open and receptive and has worked very well with each person she has spent time with. 


Katie arrived at our work place every day. Punctual and very smart. She was a quick learner and delivered every task to a very high standard. Katie worked on the shop floor and also our stockroom. She carried out numerous tasks from putting out stock for our various ranges throughout the store to date checking (which is a very important part of our day to day running of the store).

She has a lovely manner and fitted in with our team perfectly. If Katie is ever looking for employment and I have a vacancy I would not hesitate to put her forward. We have already asked Katie to let us have her CV for future reference.

Work Experience

Placements in the NHS

The minimum age for clinical placements is now 16. You can however apply for any non-clinical placements advertised on this online directory.

A quick link to the NHS work experience web page.

Top tips for students looking for work experience
1) ExperienceGet as much relevant work experience as possible to make you stand out from other candidates.

2) CV and cover letter - Do your research and tailor your CV and cover letter to the company you are applying to.

3) Job Search - Don't limit your job search to one role. Be inquisitive, find out lots about lots of different careers. If you are asking questions, you are learning!

4) Interview - You only have a few seconds to make a first impression, so make it count. Be prepared, stand tall, dress smart and most importantly, smile! 

5) Career - The process of finding a job can be disheartening, but make sure you make the most of every opportunity, learn from mistakes and never give up!