Pupils at Willow Bank School work closely with Career Connect a charity who are passionate about providing high quality independent careers advice, bridging the gap to learning and employment and better life chances for young people and adults.

Below are some activities provided by Career Connect for you to try :-

Career Connect Portal

All Penkford students Year 7 to Year 11 can have access to the 'Connected Portal' at www.careerconnect.org.uk  On the site you can register an account by clicking on the key icon and using a portal code. Please contact Jo Patten Careers Advisor Monday to Friday during office hours to get your unique portal code on Tel: 07817 223102.

This site contains a range of resources including leaflets on ‘Post 16 Options’, ‘Explore Your Future’, ‘Make Decisions’, ‘Make it Happen’, ‘Higher Education Degrees’, ‘Careers Quiz’, ‘CV Builder’ and a careers database of ‘Job Profiles’.

CV (Curriculum Vitae)

Start to create your own CV (Curriculum Vitae) which can be used for college and apprenticeship applications as well as any future job applications.

What is a CV ? - A CV (also known as a Curriculum Vitae, or résumé), is a written overview of your skills, education, and work experience.

CV (Curriculum Vitae) Booklet Activity

Researching Careers

Year 10 and Year 11

Researching your chosen career(s) so you make an informed decision in the future. 

You can find ‘Job Profiles’ on the following sites:



Year 11

You can search and apply for school leaver apprenticeships at https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship  

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