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Rugby Free Secondary School benefits from having a Prospects Careers Advisor who delivers a one-to-one service and works alongside the pastoral teams to provide a range of services to our students.

These services include:

  • Assistance with college and university applications

  • Securing employment and apprenticeships

  • One to one interviews

  • And help with CVs and application forms.


The team also facilitates work experience, careers fairs (internal & external), A-Level and Vocational taster sessions, trips to colleges and universities.

Every year Rugby Free Secondary School  holds a careers fair attended by higher education institutions, workplaces, public service representatives and the armed services.

We also provide career talks on apprenticeships, university & college options and careers on a weekly basis.

Posters and flyers about careers events are also posted throughout the school and students are made aware of events via tutor time.

Every summer our year 12  students are given the opportunity to take part in work experience. 

You can view our full careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme on here.


  •                As a parent, you are incredibly influential when it comes to the decisions your child makes in all areas of their lives and that is especially true when it comes to their education and careers. This guide makes it as easy as possible for you to talk to your child about their options.

  • Careers Advice for Parents - Careers Advice for UK parents, young people, school leavers, A Level students, teenagers. Independent, informative & accurate

  • Mumsnet Education - Find all you need to know on getting them from preschool through to higher education.

  • Parent Adviser - Parent Adviser provide useful, up to date advice for parents about the career options available to their children.

  • Advice on UCAS for parents and guardians - Lots of resources and information dedicated to helping parents and guardians support students applying to uni.

  • Paths to Professional Careers – a Parent’s Guide 2019 - Get advice aimed at parents on careers, university and school leaver programmes such as higher apprenticeships and sponsored degrees. 



  • The youngest age a child can work part-time is 13 - except children involved in areas like: television, theatre, modelling. Children working in these areas will need a performance licence.

  • Children can only start full-time work once they’ve reached the minimum school leaving age - they can then work up to a maximum of 40 hours a week.

  • Once someone reaches 16, you may need to pay them through PAYE.

  • Once someone reaches 18, adult employment rights and rules then apply.


A Parent’s Guide to Apprenticeships

Information for parents about the benefits of apprenticeships and the opportunities they provide.

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