Careers Leader: Katie Innes

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Phone number: 01434 610312

At QEHS we are committed to careers education to ensure that our students are successful, prosperous and happy in their future lives. Our careers education takes many guises such as independent careers interviews, different year group whole careers days where students get to have meaningful encounters with employers, careers modules through PSHE lessons, assemblies, work experience, bespoke IAG for every pupil at curriculum transition points, visits to other post-16 providers and events that take place both outside and inside school. Please see the comprehensive programme for our careers education year group by year group.

QEHS is part of the NELEP (North East Local Enterprise Partnership) and the NELEP Careers Hub, which allows QEHS to have a wide network of opportunities and contacts.

We are committed to fully achieving the Gatsby benchmarks by 2020. The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Our careers programme is built around local, regional and national labour market information. Please use this website to view this.

If you are a provider/employer and would like to offer apprenticeships, information and guidance, work experience placements or alternative provision for our students at Post 16, please contact Katie Innes our school careers leader.

We measure the impact of our careers provision by student voice, questionnaires before after events, student reviews of interviews, destination data for Year 11 and Year 13. We will be reviewing our whole school careers provision and its impact regularly; the next review is January 2019.


Careers Advice

Our Personal Adviser (Careers) is Elaine McStravick

If you would like help to clarify plans for your future in employment or education including further and higher education, training and apprenticeships then please contact Elaine McStravick.

To request a Careers Advice Appointment

If you would like an appointment with Elaine please email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call into the LRC and leave a message.

If possible please give brief details for appointment and the preferred time e.g. Options post GCSE or A level, Apprenticeships, Applying to University or Thinking of leaving school.

Elaine is based in the Learning Resource Centre and usually in school on a Wednesday 8.30 – 4.30.

Careers Clinics

Wednesday 10.00 – 10.15 & 11.20 – 11.40 in the 6th form Café / Study Areas
Wednesday 1.00 – 1.20 in the Learning Resource Centre

The Careers Clinics offer an information service for all year groups, including careers and course information.

Careers Library

  • The Learning Resource Centre also contains information about careers, occupations, opportunities for employment, training, further education and higher education. (Including college and university prospectuses)
  • The Careers section also holds information on job searching: CV, applications and interview help.
  • The notice board displays current apprenticeships, jobs (including part time) and voluntary opportunities.
  • There is also access to computer aided guidance packages such as Kudos and Careerscape.