Welcome to the Chigwell School Careers Blog!

Check here regularly for news, events and interesting articles which will help you on your career pathway…

Amazing Apprenticeships
The February issue of the Amazing Apprenticeships Parent Pack can be downloaded for free here: https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/parents-pack-february-2020/ 

Dates for your diary:

Monday 23rd March – Careers & Higher Education Convention
Our annual Careers Convention returns on the 23rd March, and all students are invited to attend. This year we will be welcoming Higher Education Providers and Institutes representatives from:
AIM Group
Swiss Education Group
New College of Humanities
Lancaster University
Birmingham University
Hawkins Global Education
Queen Mary University
University of East Anglia
A List Education
University of Stirling

We have a wide range of careers being represented this year including architecture, social media marketing, banking, real estate, law, dentistry, artificial intelligence and engineering, to name but a few. We will be sending out a booklet with a biography of all the volunteers before the event so students can plan who they would like to speak to.

The delegates at the convention will have first-hand insight into the study and training programmes for which Chigwell students will be applying. With this information and advice, it should help students successfully plan their own career strategy.

It takes place in New Hall from 7pm on Monday 23rd March.

Holiday Courses with the Smallpeice Trust

The Smallpeice Trust have released their latest timetable of courses for half term, Easter and the summer holidays. There are courses aimed at year 8 up to year 12 students on range of subjects from engineering to astrophysics. The latest courses can be found here

Latest News


We are pleased to announce that Chigwell School is now a member of the Career Development Institute (CDI). These means the School has access to a huge resource of advice and information for students at every stage of their career pathway.


The Chigwell Careers Network is now up-and-running on LinkedIn. The Network is a closed group for Sixth Form students, Old Chigwellians, parents, friends and the wider Chigwell community to create a careers-supportive network for current students.

We also hope to strengthen the Schools contacts and allow for a broader spectrum of volunteers to events such as the Careers Convention, mock med interviews, Meet the Future talks, Williams Project and other events.

Springpod Work Experience Opportunities
Springpod are a free careers network for young people aged 13-24. They help you explore your options, build connections and get hired – all before you leave education. They have a number of work expience placements listed with different companies ranging from HSBC to the NHS. Have a look at their website for more information – https://www.springpod.co.uk/