Careers education

The Dixons Trinity careers programme aims to provide all students with regular access to employers, expert guidance and workplace experiences to support students in making informed and educated decisions about their next steps. The careers programme is an integral element of the Dixons Trinity curriculum and careers information is interleaved with subject specific content.  

Our commitment to careers provision extends beyond the legal minimum entitlement for students and is underpinned by the Gatsby framework with a commitment to meeting all eight benchmarks.

The intended outcomes of the careers programme include, but are not limited to:

  • Students will undertake various work related experiences
  • Students will reflect upon and refine their aspirations
  • Students will increase their knowledge of education, training and career opportunities
  • Students will develop a career plan to help them achieve their sentence and realise their potential

For full details of our careers programme for the current academic year, download the 'What to do - Careers' document at the bottom of this page.  


Resources for students

National Careers Service - a range of flexible contact channels - phone, email, webchat and SMS - providing information, advice and guidance relating to decisions on learning, training and work.

National Apprenticeship Service - search for apprenticeship vacancies or register for alerts and to apply.

UCAS -  online HE application system, information and guidance.

Success at School - explore Careers, employers, jobs, courses and advice.

BBC Bitesize - where could your favourite subject take you?

Future Goals - helping Bradford's young people to gain access to Labour Market information local to them.

NCS - a chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life.

Future Finder - personalised careers advisor, helping you decide which A-Levels to choose, based on your needs.

Careermag - a magazine connecting students and their parents with helpful information about careers and qualifications, employability skills and CV writing. 

Amazing Apprenticeships – Apprenticeships explained – what are you looking for?


Resources for parents

Apprenticeship Service - October Parent Pack

Advice for Parents when helping Young People plan their future

Parents' Guide to Careers in Engineering

Student Finance - What Parents need to know

Higher Education Progession Partnership (HEPP) - resources for Student and Parents

Amazing Apprenticeships – Parents’ Pack


Resources for career and labour market Information

iCould - Real stories to inspire your career

Nomis - official Labour Market Statistics

Office for National Statistics

Prospects - Careers information and guidance

Informed Choices - a Russell Group Guide to making decisions about post-16 education

What is an Apprenticeship?

Higher and Degree Apprenticeship listings for 2020 recruitment

Apprenticeships - infographic

A Level Explorer - see where your A level choices will take you

Higher Apprenticeships - infographic

Degree Apprenticeships - infographic

Which? University - search by university, by predicted grades and by category or use the A-level explorer tool.


Resources for staff

Careers Leader – Rosie Vessey

Rosie Vessey is the senior leader responsible for monitoring the planning and delivery of the Careers Programme and Dixons Trinity.  Please contact Rosie by email at rvessey@dixonsta.com if you have any queries about our careers programme.

Independent Careers Adviser – Catherine Singleton

Catherine Singleton is an experienced and fully qualified independent Careers Adviser who works with DTA to support our year 11 students to receive personalised Careers guidance.  All students in year 11 benefit from a careers interview before the post-16 application deadline at the end of January.  Students receive a copy of notes made during the interview and refer to them as they apply for their post-16 options.

Useful Links:

Future Goals –  this website uses Labour Market information, as well as employers and employees from local businesses to give an insight to employment opportunities within different sectors, including how your subject links with a range of careers.

A Level Explorer - see where your A level choices will take you

Prospects - Careers information and guidance

BBC Bitesize - Where could your favourite subject take you?


Information for employers

We are always looking to invite employers from different sectors to come in and work with our young people.  If you are interested in hearing more about the opportunities that you could get involved in, please get in touch with our Careers Leader at careerseducation@dixonsta.com.

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