Brighton Hill Community School

Careers & Enterprise


At BHCS we are committed to continued development of our Careers & Enterprise offer to students and in turn support the discussions parents, carers and staff will have with their children about the options available. We take pride in our commitment to reaching the Gatsby Career Benchmarks. All students and parents should have access to high-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. At BHCS our students work with a qualified careers adviser across Year 10 & Year 11 to make best use of available information.

We are developing a Careers and Enterprise programme at BHCS that will mean that by the age of 14, all students will have accessed and used information about career paths and the labour market to inform their own decisions on study options.

This BHCS student, parent, carer and staff Careers & Enterprise section is designed to encourage access and use of information about labour markets and future study options to support our students in the next stage of their lives after Secondary School.

From year 7, students, parents, carers and staff can use the subject links below to start exploring what careers are relevant to the various programmes of study we offer at BHCS

Art & Design

Business Studies


Drama Studies









Religious Studies

Physical Education


As students become clearer on their preferred pathway, the National Careers Service website can be used by students, parents, carers and staff alike to develop a deeper understanding of the best course of action to achieve success in any given field; from advice and guidance, to making decisions on learning, training and work. There is also a helpline number available:

Helpline number: 0800 100 900

For many students, an apprenticeship may offer the perfect combination of study and work experience as their next step in development after Secondary School. The amazing apprenticeship website is the perfect one stop shop for all the information students, parents, carers and staff need about the benefits an apprenticeship has to offer.

From Year 7, until the end of our student's journey in secondary school, BHCS is committed to providing a host of Careers & Enterprise experiences. Examples of Careers and Enterprise Initiatives at BHCS include:

Young Enterprise

British Army Be the Best

Festival of Digital and Creative Media

National Collaborative Outreach Programme

Basingstoke Consortium Collaboration

Generation STEM

UWIN Aspire


InnerDrive Collaboration

Get Inspired

Apprenticeship workshops

2019 will see further developments in how we support our students and parents with good career guidance. If you have any questions about career guidance please do not hesitate to contact our Career Leader Mr David Watkins - Deputy Head

Further information about Careers & Enterprise is outlined in the BHCS: Careers Policy including Provider Access Policy

If you have yet to talk to your child about careers options this is a fun way to get started and for your child to start exploring their character traits: Find out which animal you are and take the Buzz Quiz