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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

Year 13 Careers Information


Whether your future is to study at university, embark on an apprenticeship, or to take a Gap Year, you are certain to be offered the information, advice and guidance you need in order to make informed choices.

Any student, and/or parents/carers now has the opportunity to arrange a meeting with Siobhan Whiddett  our Level 6 Qualified Careers Advisor, to discuss future options and progression routes during and after their time at Notre Dame. To book and appointment with Siobhan or if you have a question about CEIAG provision at NDHS please click here.

Post-18 Pathways

Post-18 & Pathways

We have pages on specific areas of Post-18 CEIAG

For those students who do not want to go onto University, there are a number of good websites to take a look at such as Not Going to Uni which gives you a range of information on alternative options after you've left sixth form. Also, check out the Alternative Professional Pathways noticeboard outside the 6th Form office for opportunities.

Want to explore some more?

Find out what a variety of former students did after they left Notre Dame by watching these videos.

We have special pages for career sectors that are particularly popular for our students and are in high demand in our region.

Careers Blog

Check out our latest blog posts here, to find out about events and opportunities available.

Careers Events 

Employer Talks 

Every other Thursday on the Pathways program. Different employers will visit to give talks on the field they work in. 

Student High Education Finance Talk

During this talk the following will be covered. 

  • How to apply
  • Time Scales
  • Tuition Loans

Lifestyle benefits of university key factor in boosting applications |  Times Higher Education (THE)


FE college, apprenticeship, or university?

With college courses, apprenticeships, and university degrees on offer, picking the best fit for you is not always an easy task. In this guide, we share the pros and cons of these higher education pathways and also highlight new options, like degree apprenticeships. Knowing the differences between these routes will help you make an informed choice about your future.

Find out which is the best option for you Click Here to watch Video

University and apprenticeships: what's the difference?

A UK university degree usually takes three or four years of academic study and can cost up to £9,250 per year. Apprentices earn a weekly wage as they gain skills and knowledge on the job, working towards a qualification. This guide will help you decide which one is right for you

How to decide between the two Click Here



Explore your options. Use Unifrog’s Apprenticeships or UK Universities tools to make shortlists of programmes that interest you. The shortlists will give you all the details you need in terms of fees, qualifications and lifestyle for each option to allow you to make a comparison.

Useful External Links

Useful External Links

  • Icanbea: lets you explore potential career opportunities across Norfolk & Suffolk, showing you how the organisations and job roles fit into the wider career. Also a CV builder wizard.
  • iCould: Inspirational website offering encouragement and careers discovery though film.
  • National Careers Service: Online careers advice offering guidance via web chat/phone/text/e mail at any time. Useful tools on improving skills e.g. choices at 16, job profiles, skills checker, CVs, cover letters, interview techniques and much more.
  • University Search: Lots of webinars and choosing a university, student finance, writing a personal statement etc.
  • UniFrog: Check out the Careers Library to explore a huge range of jobs.
  • KuDoS - A careers matching and information program which helps young people plan their future.
  • CV Creator - Helps you to create a comprehensive CV for job and course applications
  • Open Doors - Job and training opportunities in the Eastern Region
  • - Search online for the latest jobs and volunteering opportunities
  • - site that links A levels and degrees to possible career pathways including staring salaries.
  • - the Government's one stop shop for careers advice
  • Careersbox - If you select browse you can choose professions by sector and then watch videos of specific careers
  • Teaching assistants - Advice from TDA on Support Staff posts
  •  - Advice on vocations within the Catholic Church.  Another useful site is