Careers and Work Related Learning

Ms Nicola Bennett coordinates the Careers and Work Related Learning Programme at Clyst Vale. You can contact her by emailing 

Since 2015 young people are required to remain in some form of education or training up to the age of 18. Our Independent Careers Adviser, Angie Kibble, is in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She will be working with students in Years 11, 12, and 13 to help them look at all their options, including courses at 6th form or college, apprenticeships, and degree courses.

To request an appointment students can either ask their tutors, email , or telephone 01392 461407 extension 245.

Click here to download a flow diagram that shows how to get a placement

Click here to download Work Experience forms 1 and 2



Can you help CVCC?

We are looking to build our career network to work with a wide variety of employers in the area. As parents you may be able to help us with the following activities so that the students can engage with employers and develop their careers skills.

Year 10 mock interview day- October 16th
Do you have experience interviewing candidates for jobs?
Would you be willing to be involved in our year 10 employability day?
We are looking for employer to give up 1-2 hours on October 16th to work with groups of year 10 students preparing for and competing a mock interview.

KS3 employability week- 19th – 22nd November
Do you have an interesting job and the enthusiasm to share your career story with students.
We are running an employability week and would like to invite speakers into school.
The dates will be 20th, 21st and 22nd November 2pm – 3.20pm
We are looking for people from all sectors of employment and you would be expected to speak briefly to a group of students in a speed dating type activity.

Apprenticeship day- 31st January
Do you work in an employment area where you are keen to attract apprentices? We will be working with our year 11 students who are looking to follow this career route. If you know of any current apprentices who would be willing to share their stories with our students please contact me.

Work experience – 15th – 18th July
We will be looking for placements for year 10 and 12 students this year and would be keen to hear from anyone who is willing to take a student for a placement.

Please contact me if you can help with any of the above careers events.
Nicola Bennett. WRL and Careers coordinator