Students

Careers and Progression

During your time with us at Humphry Davy School we want you to achieve the best you can, not only in the qualifications you receive during your time with us but also in the skills for life that you take away with you too.

Whether you are considering what options to choose for your GCSEs, going to College, choosing a 6th form or going to University, or whether you are considering finding an apprenticeship, or you want information on the entry requirements to be a marine biologist or a veterinary surgeon, we can help.  We can also support you with writing a CV and gaining interview skills, whatever you want to know careers related we are here to help.

We have a great careers package with a dedicated and experienced careers adviser to help you choose the right options for your future.

Careers Adviser – Mrs Helen Richards

To request a careers appointment students should email hrichards@humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk or call 01736 363559.

Careers Education Programme

Careers Education is incorporated in all year groups to stimulate all students’ interests in the world of work, to inspire and motivate you to reach your full potential.

 Recent examples of activities students have been involved in include:

  • National Careers Week
  • Workplace & University visits
  • PSHE lessons
  • Careers Library and range of online resources
  • Employer and Job sector assemblies
  • Work experience
  • Alumni visits
  • Career Assemblies
  • Employer visits to lessons
  • Support with employability skills
  • Mock interviews
  • Apprenticeship information
  • Decision making
  • Impartial information on Post 16 and Post 18 options
  • College visits
  • Workshops with Next Steps South West
  • National Apprenticeship Week
  • CV Workshops with jobcentre plus
  • Working with Generation Stem