Students at The Grove School are aware from their very first day that the greatest resource they have is themselves. They receive a solid and wide Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) provision that prioritises the opportunities ahead of them, develops high aspirations and allows them to learn from the best role models, including former students. Students are offered personalised guidance to take their next steps, so that they can choose what they want to be and can become successful in any sphere – whether it is local, national or global – with the ability to respond to continuous change. They return to The Grove School and Sixth Form as future role models.  

James Pledger
Careers Leader

Gail Beath
Careers Adviser

Chris Ingham
Link Governor

Marie Speight
Enterprise Adviser





Are you an Employer? Do you run a local business?

The Grove School needs your help to bridge the gap between education and employment

The Grove School wants to connect with employers and careers programme providers to work together to create meaningful encounters with the world of work for our students. Data shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training and can go on to earn up to 18% more during their career.

Our goals

  • Provide at least four employer and workplace encounters for our students
  • Ensure these encounters start in Year 7
    • Work with employers to guide strategic careers planning for the good of the local community whilst benefitting The Grove School students (mentoring, enterprise competitions and work-related learning
    • Embed in the curriculum and celebrate an ethos that places careers and enterprise opportunities at the heart of The Grove School

What could you do?

Provide work experience placements

Provide work shadowing

Support our events

Be a guest speaker at The Grove School – see our previous guest speakers here

We would love to hear from you, please contact Gail Beath, Careers Adviser via



Teaching careers as part of the curriculum has a dual purpose:

  • To provide careers education as part of the school’s careers and enterprise provision
  • To enhance the whole curriculum with the addition of career-relevant content

It is expected that all staff embed careers learning into the curriculum. The careers team can provide help and support by providing resources and subject specific guidance.


What to expect from a career guidance interview?

A careers guidance interview is an impartial, one-to-one meeting between yourself and a professionally qualified Careers Adviser (Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development). A guidance interview can last up to 45 minutes. A careers guidance interview is not like a job interview – there are no right or wrong answers. Click here for more information. 

You’ll also find some useful websites here.

Careers video of the month:

Exploring NHS Careers

More useful career videos to inspire can be found at:
YouTube – CareersBox   iCould


To search for an apprenticeship, please click here.

SBC Training apprenticeship opportunities:

Shrewsbury area     North Shropshire area


For interview tips and guidance, please click here: Interview tips.

For tips around the workplace, please click here: Tips for the Workplace

For CV writing tips, please click here: CV template

Higher education

Find information on university courses, entry requirements and general details on HE –


Careerometer is an online data portal which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable LMI to support the process of identifying potential careers. It allows students to compare national average wages, working hours and future employment prospects.