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Year 10 Work Experience 3-7 Feb 2020 – (Updated Jan 2020)

We launched the 2020 work experience programme in July 2019. Since then over 280 students have secured a work experience placement. We are really excited to come and visit you all!

There will be a final assembly on Monday 27th January to help students prepare.

Most of the final paperwork went home at the start of January. It would be appreciated if the forms can be signed and returned immediatly so that we can pass on all the details to the employers well before 3rd February.

For those not on placement you should come to school as normal.  

If parents/carers have any questions they can contact the careers team using the details below.

View the Work Experience 2020 Launch Presentation


25/9/2019 – Latest News – Year 11 Careers Evening

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our Year 11 careers evening on 23rd September. It was fantastic to see so many students, parents and guardians who had come to talk to all our invited guests.

If there are any questions or you want to discuss something please contact us at the careers department. Full contact details are below. Here are some resources from the evening.

College Open Days 2019-20

College Application Timeline PDF

College Application FAQ

2019 Careers Evening Presentation


Durrington High School Careers Programme

Click here to view the full DHS Careers Programme

The careers library is open from 8:45 – 4:00 every day and we welcome students from all year groups who would like help, advice or guidance.

The careers library is located at the end of the art corridor on the first floor.

Some of things we can help with are:

  • Exploring different careers based on your interests and best subjects
  • Researching and applying for college or sixth form
  • Researching and applying for apprenticeship vacancies
  • Writing or refining a CV
  • Using job search websites
  • Taking a personality test to find matching careers
  • Establishing the correct education path for specific careers
  • Researching universities and their requirements
  • Writing personal statements
  • Preparing for a college or job interview
  • Talking geneally about how to choose a path

We have an on-going commitment to ensure that all our students have access to good quality impartial careers advice, thereby ensuring that each student has the best possible foundation on which to base their future choices and pathways.

Each student has access to information in the careers library as well as our careers advisers, who offer impartial careers advice for Years 7-11, helping students with their choices. Whether these are selecting GCSEs, researching apprenticeships or making college and course choices, the department are there to help. Every Year 11 is seen by our Careers Advisers to make sure that they have explored all possible options before making their decision about their post-16 education.

Our careers team offer a wide range of activities and resources, which help our students make good informed decisions about their future as they progress through the school. Our careers library is fully resourced and is open to all students without appointment during break and lunchtimes.

The IT facilities include kudos, introduced in Year 9, a web based programme providing students with career, subject and college information. Another programme is Unifrog, a careers guidance tool which at all times maintains a comprehensive set of every university course, and every apprenticeship vacancy, in the UK. The benefit of being web based is that these programmes can be used at home by the students / parents & carers. Students will only be able to access these sites by a product code only available from the careers team.

The Careers Team

Mr T Henry
Careers Leader

E-mail: thenry@durring.com

Direct line: 01903 705605


Ms L Harper

Careers Adviser

E-mail: lharper@durring.com

Direct line: 01903 705636


Mrs J Davis
Careers / Work Experience Administrator

E-mail: jdavis@durring.com

Direct line: 01903 705635



Apprenticeship Vacancies: New vacancies are advertised on the National Apprenticeship Website, apprenticeships-in-sussex.com,  Amazing Apprenticeships – parent information and on Facebook

Kudos – this is an impartial online careers guidance and information program that helps young people plan their future and make informed decisions. It suggests careers and helps you to explore your career options. Instructions for Kudos


LMI Data

Labour market information covers all data that is gathered and compiled regarding  employment and workforce. The purpose is to help people make informed decisions about all aspects of career and education planning. Reports for the UK are produced throughout the year and feature national as well as regional segments.

LMI Bulletin No 59 – July 2019

LMI Bulletin No 64 – January 2020


Other useful links

Applying to colleges guidance sheet

College open days for entry in September 2020 – TBC