Mrs Bishop is the careers advisor for the school and holds one-to-one careers interviews throughout the week to help our students to plan their next steps.
100% of last year’s Year 11 leavers went on to further education or secured an apprenticeship.
Students can request an appointment by signing up on the careers noticeboard outside M6 or speak to Mrs Bishop directly at break.  Further information or help is available in the Library, including access to the careers resources.

There are career related modules in PSHE lessons in Year 7 and 8 looking at skills and the work place.  In Year 9 students focus on options and in Year 10 there is an introduction to post-16 options. By Year 11 the focus on careers includes mock interviews, mentoring, college taster sessions and events and one-to-one interviews for all students.

To see a full list of careers activity available at Whitstone see: Whitstone Careers Programme 20-21

Heart of the South West Careers Hub – 10 Ways to Achieve Careers Education from Home

National General Careers Information:

National Careers Service
Career Pilot
Career Pilot Pinterest
Follow Career Pilot on Facebook
The official website for comparing UK higher education course data
Directgov Young People
Train4all Construction Training
School Leaver Jobs


Current Apprenticeships Vacancies:

Apprenticeships at Leonardo Helicopters
Production Apprenticeship at St Cuthbert’s Mill
Apprenticeships through Strode College
Apprenticeships available through Somerset Skills & Learning

For more information about apprenticeships in Somerset visit:

Somerset Skills & Learning Apprenticeships
You can call the Apprenticeship Hotline on 01278 426828 or email SS&

Apprenticeship Information from the Government
Amazing Apprenticeships
Construction Apprenticeships

Post 16 6th Form Options

Not applied for your college place yet? It’s not too late – see 2020 College Admissions & Support for advice on how to apply to your preferred college.

For those students who are due to start college in September 2020 – here is a useful update from all of the local colleges: Transition to College Update May 2020

Strode College
Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath College
Yeovil College