Careers & Employability

Welcome to the Careers and Employability section. Wilmington Grammar School for Girls recognises the importance of Career guidance, which describes all the activities we do to assist students to acquire career development skills to make informed decisions about their future education, jobs and destinations.

These web pages give both students and parent/carers comprehensive information, advice and guidance on career choices with links to useful websites.  There are also further resources available to students on our virtual learning platform and school blog.

The school's Career and the Work Experience Policy can be downloaded by clicking here 

How is career learning delivered, accessed and the impact measured in school?

A summary of the careers programme and student entitlements can be accessed from the pages on this website. The programme includes a menu of activities, imbedding careers into the curriculum and PSHE, in combination with research tools and personal guidance meetings with a professionally qualified careers adviser, which taken together ensures a targeted and progressive programme of careers activities which continues throughout students’ school careers journey.

We use a whole school approach to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks which are a framework that defines the best careers provision, and map our careers programme against the CDI Learning Outcomes Framework 2021. The School is committed to retaining the Quality in Careers Standard via The Investors in Careers Award.

Careers Department

The Careers Department is located in school in The Woodgate Centre. In addition, there is a dedicated careers section within the main library and careers noticeboards around the school site.

Mandy dMrs Dhaliwal, Assistant Head Teacher and Careers Leader, provides strategic leadership and manages the contributions both of staff from within the school and of external partners, including providers of careers guidance services and employers, into a coherent careers programme.  This meets all eight of the Gatsby benchmarks of good practice and prepares students for the choices and transitions in education, training, and employment.

Donna martin croppedMrs. Martin, Careers Adviser and Work Experience Coordinator, is a qualified Careers Adviser and holds the Level 6 Qualification in Career Guidance. She is a registered Career Development Professional with the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on their professional register.  She is bound by the CDI code of ethics to promote impartial careers guidance.

Mrs. Martin is the first point of contact for all careers related matters. She can be contacted via email or by telephone on 01322 226351 (extension 251) or alternatively email

Education and training provider access

Providing independent and impartial advice and guidance means we are committed to supporting all student pathways. Education and Training Providers are invited to appropriate school-based careers events and a list of such events, together with the school’s access policy, can be found in the provider access policy and Employer page using the links on this page.

How is the impact of career learning measured?

We continuously measure, assess and evaluate the impact of the careers programme, analyse destinations data, track student progression after they leave school and consider student, parent/carer, employer and teacher views. Effectiveness of our programme is further demonstrated throughout the school and assessed using the Compass tool in addition to  maintaining the Investors in Careers Award and our destination data providing comparable information on the school’s success. Additionally, our careers programme is continuously developing with a formal review each year, with the next review being due in June 2022.

Could you help inspire the next generation?

If you have skills or expertise which you could share with our students or would like to make suggestions about careers please contact us. We are always looking for volunteers to speak in assemblies, deliver small group talks, speak at careers fairs or run practice interview sessions.

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Websites for all year groups

National Careers Service

Morrisby Careers

Target Careers

Success at School

Careers Box

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