Careers

Careers Policy

Please click on the link below to the Careers Policy, which includes:
  • A summary of the careers programme
  • Details as to how stakeholders can access information regarding the careers programme.
  • How the school measures and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupils.
Careers-Policy-March-2019.pdf – 333 KB
The school’s next review of this information will be March 2020.
Provider Access Requests 
A provider wishing to access the school should contact Mr Chris Herron, Assistant Headteacher (Careers & Vocational Achievement) in his role leading careers via james.herron@hdhs.school  The school may also be contacted by telephone on 01255 245460 to organise an initial meeting.
The school’s safeguarding policy sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students: https://www.hdhs.org.uk/parents/policies/

Careers Statement

Successful careers guidance is essential to raising the aspirations of our young people, and by this, that of the community also.Developing skills and an understanding of how to apply them is a key element of faculty programmes at Key Stage 3, allowing students to better comprehend career paths that would be suited to them.As young people are nurtured through the school employment pathways and further education, destinations become the focal point of mentoring and independent guidance programmes.Developing independent, resilient young people who are able to be successful in the work environment is central to the school’s role within the community.

Free Interview Prep & Questions app

KUDOS Online Careers Guidance

All Harwich & Dovercourt High School students have the access to KUDOS online careers guidance: https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/  

(Login details have previously been e-mailed to all year groups)

Did you know there is now a free Interview Prep & Questions app which builds interview confidence and helps you to prepare for panic free interviews all in one accessible place…the phone, and downloadable from App store and Google Play.It contains:

  • Every National Apprenticeship Service key general and vocational/ competency-based questions
  • Internship, Graduate and General Jobseeker interview preparation questions
  • Hints, tips and numerous examples for every question
  • Space to record own answers, careers adviser suggestions and interview notes

To help you quickly understand how it works, please click on these very short videos:

•         46 seconds: https://youtu.be/TrBf4zw4p3k

·         1 min 42 secs: https://youtu.be/C3iUHQz2wWw

And then Get the App Free: https://www.skills2use.com/get-the-app/

National Careers Service =  https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
The Apprenticeship Guide = http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/
How to Write a Personal Statement =  How To Write a Personal Statement – 570 KB