Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre


 Statement of Intent 

 Wyedean School and Sixth Form centre Careers Department seeks to provide wholly impartial advice and guidance, resources and opportunities. We aim to help students to achieve career aspirations relevant to their academic strengths and interests and to support them with their choices throughout.

We are striving to make Wyedean Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) accessible to students and we actively encourage and welcome parental involvement.

Wyedean Careers programme is evaluated annually using the Careers and Enterprise Company Compass evaluation tool.  The programme is reviewed internally on an annual basis in the spring term. This review is carried out post Compass evaluation by the Careers Lead and Assistant Principal/Director of Sixth Form in the summer term. 

Next evaluation will be undertaken in Spring 2024

If you are a local employer, please feel free to browse our careers pages and policies. If you would like to work with Wyedean, please email pillingm@wyedeanschool.com

The Department

 Matt Pilling, Careers Co-ordinator


Tel: 01291 625340 

Having taught at Wyedean since 2007 and seen a tutor group from year 7 - 11, I have grown with the school and have an understanding of the needs of our students. This coupled with my background in recruitment gives me a rounded perspective from the points of view of both student and employer. In 2011, I was appointed Careers Lead at Wyedean and continue to work hard developing our provision making it accessible and effective for our youngsters.

All staff understand that they are the most important part of the Careers team. Heads of Year are responsible for the delivery of PSHEE curriculum.

We are a friendly and approachable team comprising:

Laura Watkins: Assistant Principal / Director of Sixth Form / SLT Careers Link 

Frances Meredith: External Level 6 accredited advisor


Unifrog is a complete destinations platform that allows students to search for opportunities and make applications for their next steps.

Please find our career's platform, Careers Policy, Provider Access Policy and Careers Programme

Well done to all the students and parents/carers who have logged in so far. 

 Introduction to Unifrog Student Guide  Parent Guide

  Unifrog log inYour parent code is WYDSparents 

Wyedean Careers Plan 23-24Provider Access Policy Statement 2023-24

Careers Policy


Year 10 Work Experience Information

Year 10 work experience dates - 8-12 July 2024

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service are dedicated to helping you get the advice you need for future skills, careers, work and life choices. They can help you develop your career with specially designed tools to help you move on in your career, or get you on the job ladder. Please click HERE.

Other Educational Providers and Provider Access Arrangements

You can to find all local education and training providers in the links below. 
If you represent an education or training provider and find you are not listed here, please contact pillingm@wyedeanschool.com and we will happily add your details.
If you wish to visit Wyedean to share information about your provision, please send requests to pillingm@wyedeanschool.com

Apprenticeships and work opportunities: England

ApprenticeshipsNot Going to Uni

SWACSkill Pages

All About School LeaversJob Search Gov Uk

Apprenticeships and work opportunities: Wales

Job searching locally

Careers WalesThis is GloucestershireSouth Wales Argus - jobs

Additional support for KS3 and GCSE’s

GCSE BITESIZE               For additional impartial advice and support:

Careers helpline for teenagers Tel: 0800 100 900        School Leaver Jobs

Labour Market Information

LMI for allJobs and Skills in 2030 Unistats

Workforce trends - Engineering UK Glos Careers HubUnistats