At Malton School we have a wide range of careers opportunities for students throughout the school (Year’s 7-13).  Mrs Johnson will provide careers support and interviews to students in Years 10 and 11 and some students in Year 9.  If you have any careers related questions, would like any advice  or would like your child to have an early careers appointment, please contact Mrs Johnson.

Overview of Careers at Malton School

All pupils in Years 7 to 13 are entitled to:

  • Access and inclusion in a stable careers programme providing information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point, including opportunity to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities.
  • To meet and listen to a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships.

Malton School Policies

We have a whole school careers plan in place.  A copy of this and our careers policy can be found below.

Malton School believes in providing students with learning opportunities which aim to equip them for adult life. Work experience forms part of the school’s personalised curriculum for students in Key Stage 5.

Additionally, we encourage other educational providers and employers to support our young people. If you would like to support our young people please complete our application for provider access which can be found here – Application for Provider access


The DfE released a new statutory guidance document in January 2018.

The most immediate requirement is for all schools to have a policy for ‘Provider Access’  that sets out the arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school.  At Malton School we welcome continued input from both existing and potential new partners. Our Provider Access Policy can be found here – Malton School Provider Access Policy

Gatsby benchmarks

Malton School’s careers program is based around the government’s Gatsby Benchmarks:

  1. A stable careers programme – You can view our careers program here Whole School Careers program
  2. Learning from career and labour market information – Please click here to access a guide to labour market information, further information is also available here –
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers – Our subjects in careers document can be found here – Malton School Careers in the curriculum
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experience of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance – Mrs Donna Johnson – Level 6 certifcated in Careers and Guidance – independent advice offered.

The Baker Clause

The Baker Clause is an amendment to the Technical and Further Education Act 2017 which states that schools must allow colleges and training providers access to all students in years 8- 13 to tell them about non-academic routes which are available to them.

The provisions made at malton School are listed in the Malton School Provider Access Policy

In summary, all students at Malton School have opportunities to learn about opportunities to access alternative routes to employment, including vocational qualifications and apprenticeships via readiness curriculum activities which include; drop down days, assemblies, speakers, tutorials, Unifrog, work experience, attendance at events and careers fairs.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A CV is a short, written summary of your skills, achievements and exprience which relate to a role you want. You use it in the first stage of applying for jobs. Employers often ask for a CV instead of an application form but sometimes you’ll need both.

It’s your first chance to promote yourself to an employer. A good CV will get you to an interview.

Use it to apply for advertised jobs, or to introduce yourself to employers you’d like to work for. They may have vacancies that aren’t advertised.

Here is a document which shows some helpful tips for writing a CV – CV tips

Apprenticeships & T Levels

T Levels

T Levels are a 2 year qualification that follow GCSEs and give students a head-start towards the career they want. They are aimed at post-GCSE students and should be positioned as a high quality alternative to A-Levels, apprenticeships, traineeships or any other post 16 option. Further information on T Levels is availoable here What are T Levels video


On an appreticeship you study for qualifications while working and you will learn the skills you need for the career you are pursuing. To start an Apprenticeship you must be 16 or over, eligible ot work in the UK and not in full time education. There are different levels of apprenticeships for young people with varying GCSE grades through to those with A Levels.

Apprenticeship training can typically take between one and five years to complete. The length of an apprenticeship depends on its level, the industry and level of skill already possessed. Training takes place in the workplace but you will also spend some time at a local college or another learning provider. These are real jobs like any other non-apprenticeship job so students have to apply to an employer and compete against other applicants. Entry requirements vary depending on the level of the apprenticeship and the nature of the job.

Intermediate Apprenticeships (Level 2)

Level 2 apprenticeships are equivalent to 5 GCSE passes. To be accepted for an intermediate apprenticeship you need to be enthusiastic, keen to learn and have a reasonable standard of education.

Advanced Apprenticeships (Level 3)

These are equivalent to 2 A-level passes. To be accepted you should have 5 GCSEs or more, or have completed an intermediate (level 2) apprenticeship.

Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4/5)

Level 4 apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree. To be accepted you should have a level 3 qualification such as A levels, or have completed an advanced apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship vacancies can be found here – Apprenticeship search

A step by step guide to applying for an apprenticeship can be found here – Your-step-by-step-guide-to-applying-for-an-apprenticeship further hints and tips can be found here – Apprenticeship-Hints-Tips-for-Parents-Carers.

Parental Involvement

We want to involve parents in all aspects of careers. The National careers week parents guide 2023 can be found here The-Parents-Guide-to-National-Careers-Week-2023.

A guide for parents/carers – Everything you need to support your child through further and higher education and into employment

This guide includes information about some key areas which include:

  • The main options and qualifications
  • Apprenticeship’s and Traineeship’s
  • The importance of skills and qualifications
  • Jobs and how they are changing

Here is another handy guide for parents – the Parents guide to what’s next

Careers advice and toolkit

Parents guide to helping apply for an apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Guide 2024

Labour Market Information (LMI) can be found here LMI York & North Yorkshire

National Apprenticeships Service – parents pack and guide can be found here – Apprenticeships parents and carers pack

The Parents’ Guide to National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Parents Guide to National Apprenticeship week 2024

We realise that young people face choices at different stages of their education, here you will find support for some of these choices – Choices-Booklet


Our guide to employability skills can be found here – Malton School employability skills 2023

Vocabularly used for careers, university and employability can be confusing for young people, here is a link to ‘jargon’ busting for universities – Jargon busting and here is a handy booklet explaining careers and employability vocabularly – Careers and Employability Vocabulary Book

Skills Builder

For the academic year 2021-2022, Malton school was part of the Skills builder partnership and achieved the Bronze Award. The framework is used to support children and young people to:

  • Understand their existing skills – reflecting on where their essential skills currently are, and being able to identify any gaps they might have.
  • See what progress looks like – being able to see what the next steps are to improve their essential skills further.
  • Join the dots – using a consistent language and understanding of essential skills to understand how they are used and practiced in lots of different settings.
  • Capturing success – seeing progress and being able to better articulate their skills.

Skills builder has eight essential skills. Known by different names, these eight skills map across to the four domains that come up time and again as the core, transferable skills for employment:

  1. Listening
  2. Speaking
  3. Problem solving
  4. Creativity
  5. Staying positive
  6. Aiming high
  7. Leadership
  8. Teamwork

We continue to use and improve on these essential skills each school year.

For further information about Skills builder, please follow the link Skills builder

Malton School careers fair

We hold a very successful careers fair annually.

Below are a list of some of the providers that usually attend our fairs:

  • Malton School sixth form
  • British Association of landscape industries
  • YH training
  • Flamingo Land
  • Derwent Training
  • Stoneacre motor group
  • RAF
  • Royal Navy
  • Bishop Burton
  • Coventry University
  • Camphill Village trust
  • Askham Bryan College
  • Edgehill University
  • The Academy
  • Plantlet Culture
  • Swinton Technology
  • MccLarrons

NCS (National Citizen Service)

NCS is a government backed programme established in 2011 to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society by bringing together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience. NCS helps them to become better individuals, and in turn better citizens.

NCS is open to 16 and 17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland, regardless of circumstances or additonal needs. The two to four week programme, which takes place in school holidays, includes outdoor team building exercises, a residential for participants to learn ‘life skills’, a community based social action project and an end of programme celebration event.

  • NCS graduates receive a certificate which is nationally recognised and signed by the Prime Minister
  • NCS counts towards your UCAS application
  • More than seven million hours of community action have been completed
  • For every £1 spent NCS ddelivers up to £2.42 of benefits back to society
  • It costs participants £50 or less to take part in NCS and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.

More information is available here –

Parent Information Pack


Other events we support

At Malton School we try and engage in as many events as possible. Some of the events that we have attended, hosted, led and been involved in are listed below:

  • Scarborough Science and Engineering Week
  • Opportunity Knocks
  • Y10 Mock interviews
  • Y11 Employability sessions
  • Malton 6th form Taster days
  • York College, Bishop Burton & Askham Bryan taster days
  • Whats stopping you activity
  • What Employers are Looking for activity
  • How Skilled am I activity
  • Volunteering
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • STEM events
  • Apprenticeship talks
  • CV writing
  • UCAS support
  • Unifrog
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