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The Careers Team

Senior Leadership Lead

Mrs Amanda Lumb


Tel: 01757 244820 or 01757 703327

Careers Guidance leader

  • Careers education
  • Employer engagement
  • Work Experience co-ordinator

Mr Simon Birkenshaw


Tel: 01757 244847 or 01757 703327

Work Experience Administrator Mrs Janet Falkingham
Independent careers advisor Mrs Julie Fearn
PSHCEE co-ordinator  Miss Hannah Gibson
STEM activities  co-ordinator Miss Gail Smith 


Careers Education at Selby High School

At Selby High School we provide students with a wide range of careers education opportunities from Year 7 right through to Year 11. Our PSHCEE curriculum has specific career based units of work, with identified learning objectives, outcomes and related activities. Alongside this students have a number of opportunities to experience work related activities both within the school environment and through external visits.

We employ an independent careers advisor who is based in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and provides students with 1:1 careers support, advice, and guidance through an appointment system and drop in sessions.

Further information and detail can be found in the schools Careers Guidance Policy which can be accessed here.

External Providers

Please find further information in our Provider Access Policy on how to come into school to talk to our students about your service.

Work Experience

Selby High School provides Work Experience for all Year 10 pupils for one week in the summer term. The aim of our Work Experience programme is to provide students with the opportunity to encounter the world of work and to provide them with an experience that will help them to make informed future career choices. Students immerse themselves within a working environment for an extended period of time enabling them to gain first-hand knowledge of what a particular job involves. The work experience allows them to demonstrate and record employability skills outside of the school environment and can therefore assist with gaining valuable social skills as well as being an aid towards choosing a suitable career.

We work with the North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership (NYBEP) to organise our work experience programme. Further information on how we manage and operate work experience can be found in the following Work Experience Policy and NYBEP publications:

Work Experience Policy
NYBEP Guidelines for the Management of Work Related Learning Placements, 2016:
Part 1- Policy
Part 2- Process

Example of completed Work Experience Journal


Raising the participation age

The DFE recently increased the age to which all young people in England are required to continue in education or training.

The change was introduced in 2 stages:

  • pupils who left year 11 in summer 2013 had to continue in education or training for at least another year until June 2014
  • pupils who left year 11 in summer 2014 or later have to continue until at least their 18th birthday

This does not mean young people must stay in school. Young people will able to choose from:

  • full-time education (e.g. at a school or college)
  • an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • part-time education or training combined with one of the following:
    • employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more a week
    • volunteering for 20 hours or more a week

Useful links

NYCC- Your Future Choices Leaflet

National Apprenticeship Service- Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, whilst also earning a salary. Click the Apprenticeship link to find out everything you need to know about Apprenticeships, from the qualifications involved, the areas in which you can work and the different levels available. You can also search for available Apprenticeships.

Current available apprenticeships are detailed below, but please click on link above for full details.

Title Closing Date
Infrastructure Technician, Dovecote Park Ltd 18 June 2018
Early Years Practitioner, Kimberley Lupton 18 June 2018
Children & Young People's Workforce, Busy Bees Childcare Ltd 19 June 2018
Technician, EBOR Trucks 20 June 2018
Accountant at Business Waste Ltd 20 June 2018
Hospitality Assistant, Raindear Pub Company Ltd 21 June 2018
Hospitality Team Member, Lumby Garden Centre 21 June 2018
Digital Content Writer, Gear4Music Ltd 22 June 2018
Childcare, Teresa West 22 June 2018
IT Technician, JTRS Solutions Ltd 22 June 2018
Digital Marketing, Twilo Creative Ltd 22 June 2018
Support Technician, Inspire Audio Visual 23 June 2018
Customer Service Assistant, York, Lloyds Banking Group 24 June 2018
Chef, Toby Carvery Hopgrove 25 June 2018
General Operative, JN Bentley Ltd 26 June 2018
Meetings & Events, Park Inn by Radisson Hotels Management Ltd 28 June 2018
Engineering CAD, Brecks Engineering Ltd 28 June 2018
Account Manager, Boostify Ltd 28 June 2018
Chef, Nicholson's, The Punch Bowl 28 June 2018
Business Administration, Carr Infant School 29 June 2018
Patient Care Co-ordinator, York Medical Group 29 June 2018
Accountant, CGA 29 June 2018
Hairdresser/Stylist, Boab Hair & Beauty 29 June 2018
Sports Coaching, Elite Kids Coaching Ltd 29 June 2018
Activity Leadership (Gym, Fitness, Swimming), Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles Ltd 29 June 2018
Bench Joiner, Longwood Joinery Ltd 29 June 2018
Civil Engineering Technician, A One+ 29 June 2018
Civil Engineering Technician - Asset Development, A One+ 29 June 2018
Fleet Vehicle Technician, Royal Mail York 29 June 2018
Hair Stylist, Kudos 29 June 2018
Hairdresser/Stylist, The Attic Experience Ltd 29 June 2018
Hairdresser/Stylist, Zenn 29 June 2018
Hairdresser/Stylist, Kooks Salon 29 June 2018
Hairdresser/Stylist, Jazz Hair Studio 29 June 2018
Hairdresser, Secrets Hair & Beauty 29 June 2018
Legal Administrator/Receptionist 29 June 2018
Technical Engineering & Design, Barratt Homes 29 June 2018
Business Administration, Hiscox Insurance Co Ltd 29 June 2018
Gym Assistant, Unique Bodies 30 June 2018
Bricklayer, Samuel Smith Old Brewery 30 June 2018
Joiner, Samuel Smith Old Brewery 30 June 2018
Hairdressing, Regis UK Ltd - T/A Sassoon 30 June 2018
Ford Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Ford Motor Company Ltd 30 June 2018
Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, South Bank Multi Academy Trust 30 June  2018
Audi Service Technician, York Audi 30 June 2018
Audi Part Advisor, York Audi 30 June 2018
Scania Business Admin, West Penine Trucks Ltd 30 June 2018
Commis Chef, York, Bills Restaurants 30 June 2018
Joiner, FSH (Group) Ltd 30 June 2018
Chef & Bar Staff, The Red Lion 1 July 2018
Office Administration, Truck Hydraulics  2 July 2018
Bar and Waiting Apprentice, Lord Gascoigne Garforth, Green King Plc 2 July 2018
Mechanical Workshop Engineering Technician. University of York 2 July 2018
Business Administrator, Hentons (York) Ltd 2 July 2018
HR Administrator, TSP Projects Ltd 2 July 2018
Business Administration, Richard Kendall Estate Agent Ltd 5 July 2018
Machinist Level 3, Yorkshire Precision Gauges Ltd 5 July 2018
Hairdressing, Halo Hair Salon 6 July 2018
IT Technician, JTRS Solutions Ltd 6 July 2018
Administration Assistant, Creative Shed Agency Ltd 6 July 2018
Junior Embroidery & Printing Workshop Coordinator, Arc Workwear 8 July 2018
Chef, Sizzling Pubs, Black Bull Hotel 10 July 2018
Vehicle Technician, Goole, Decidebloom Ltd 13 July 2018
IT Support, TSP Projects Ltd 15 July 2018
Bar & Waiting Apprentice, All Bar One York 16 July 2018
Geospatial Survey Technician, English Heritage 16 July 2018
Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Light vehicle) Halfords Autocentres Holdings Ltd 20 July 2018
Hairdresser/Stylist, Antonias Hair & Beauty 27 July 2018
Nail & Beauty, Christine's Nail & Beauty Salon 27 July 2018
Hairdressing, Toni & Guy 30 July 2018
Direct Services Craft Apprentice, Canal & River Trust 30 July 2018
Field Service Engineer, Summit Systems Ltd 31 July 2018
Warehouse Assistant, Varlink Ltd 31 July 2018
Receptionist, Kippax Hall Surgery 31 July 2018
Hairdressing, Geoffrey Stuart Ltd 31 July 2018
Imperial Commercials DAF Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Imperial Commercials Ltd  7 Aug 2018
Upholsterer, Craftwork Upholstery Ltd 14 Aug 2018
Hairdresser, Million Hairs 31 Aug 2018
Volkswagen Service Technician, Volkswagen Group UK Ltd 30 Sept 2018
Baker, The Bread Bin 13 Oct 2018

NLTG Apprenticeships

Current NLTG Apprenticeship opportunities

You know Nestlé. But you may not know about the delicious range of Apprenticeships we offer. Welcome to the Nestlé Academy.

We’re proud of our amazing, globally recognised brands, and the variety of projects we deliver at Nestlé means you’ll have every opportunity to develop your skills and gain real experience with the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer.

We thrive on the energy new talent bring us, and look to inspire and educate every single person that joins us through one of our fantastic Academy Apprenticeships. So, if you want to gain a debt-free, recognised qualification, combined with workplace training and a real role in our business, our Academy Apprenticeships are for you.

Applications are now open for the following Apprenticeships. Click on the role that’s best for you to find out more and apply.

Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship | 4 years

Available at sites in York, Fawdon, Wisbech, Tutbury & Sudbury

Level 3 Food Manufacturing Apprenticeship | 3 years

Available at sites in York, Fawdon, Wisbech, Tutbury & Sudbury

Level 3 Supply Chain Apprenticeship | 3 years

Available in York

Level 6 Operations Apprenticeship | 3 years

Available at sites in York, Fawdon, Wisbech, Tutbury & Dalston


Apprenticeship Prospectus
Trade Sheets
Ability Test Takers Guide

Apprenticeship available at Elizabeth Horner, Brook Street, Selby. Working in salon with day release to college. Successful candidate will gain an NVQ qualification and valuable work experience. Please contact the salon on 01757 213927 for further information

Please click here for the North Yorkshire Apprenticeship flyer

Please click here for a letter from MP Rishi Sunak 'A new way to take on an apprentice'

North Lancs Training Group Ltd - Click on link to view a list of Apprenticeship vacancies available in the Yorkshire area.  If there are no appropriate vacancies for your in one of the sectors they cover, send in an application form and they will find a vacancy for you. For further information, visit their site,


National Careers Service- Click the National Careers Service link to explore a wealth of support and advice. You will find information to help you to choose a career; you can complete a skills tests, search for courses, job search advice, personalised help from careers advisers, exam/revision tips and much, much more.


UCAS – Click the link to view UCAS Progress’ new information and advice pages and find out about all the post-16 education and training options before you search for courses and make your applications.


Kudos- Click the link to view and explore Kudos, an impartial online careers guidance and information program that helps young people plan their future and make informed decisions. It is ideal for 13-19 year olds, providing young people with a personalised experience based on their interests and educational aspirations to suggest suitable careers. They can explore these suggestions or look at their own career ideas; they can then see how well matched they are to them.

Gov.UK- Visit this link for an A-Z of links related to Apprenticeships, 14 to 19 education and training for work.

Information on Student Finance can also be found at Gov.UK -


Explore universities and colleges; find the right course for you. Includes information on, ‘How important are GCSE choices when it comes to university?’

Which subject? Which career?
What are the links between subjects and courses and the job you might get in the future? Follow this link to view an overview of the type of jobs different subject knowledge could be useful in. You will still need to check the entry requirements for the different jobs but it is a good starting point.

Explore careers, be inspired, take action
Whether you’ve got a career in mind or you haven’t got a clue, Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at.

Careers box is a site packed with content designed and written by young people for young people and is is all about helping students help themselves. Careers box have also teamed up with Emsi, the local labour market data experts, to ensure that all featured content is contextualised with relevant and localised labour market information to help understand where great opportunities in the workplace lie.

Success at School is a place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.


Shape Your Future York and North Yorkshire 2016/17: This booklet provides an overview of the job market and key sectors in York and North Yorkshire. The job market, what sectors are growing or shrinking and what skills are in demand are important when thinking about future career, training and study plans.


The Russell Group’s guide Informed Choices provides students with information, advice and guidance about their post-16 subject choices.



LMI for All is an online data portal funded by the Department for Education. LMI for All brings together existing sources of labour market information (LMI) that can inform people’s choices about their careers. The LMI for All database provides access to labour market data that can answer the questions people commonly ask when thinking about their careers, including ‘will there be jobs in the future?’, ‘what do people get paid?’ and ‘what does the job involve?’ 


We are committed to providing excellent careers advice, guidance and information to all students at Selby High School. The Careers Team includes CEIAG Co-ordinator Mr Birkenshaw whose work is supported by a number of staff including the PSHCEE co-ordinator and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) co-ordinator. The team's aim is to ensure that careers education, information, advice and guidance is available and accessible to all students from Year 7 through to Year 11.