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Careers Education, Advice, Information and Guidance

The MFG are proud to place a key focus and priority on the future aspirations and careers routes for all our students in years 7 to 13. As such we employ two experienced independent Careers Advisers to support the students with Careers Advice and Guidance and ensure they make informed decisions regarding their future careers including Post-16 and Post-18 choices.
Meet the Team:
Careers Leader for The MFG is Ms V Chambers, Vice Principal who leads on ensuring a range of opportunities and experiences are mapped out for all students throughout their academic career at The MFG.
Level 6 Careers Adviser is Mr M Bowers supports Careers education, advice and guidance everyday during term time. Leading on key events such as Careers Fair and Work Experience
Level 6 Careers Adviser, Ms E Mawhinney supports Careers education, advice and guidance at The Mirfield Free Grammar two days a week, during term time.
Careers Support Officer, Miss I Hodgson supports the communication and coordination of all our careers events, meetings and opportunities.
Together we aim to provide guidance and support to students in their career development and decision-making processes. The Careers Team help students explore students interests, strengths, and goals, and provide information about different career paths and opportunities. This includes creating a range of tailored programmes, events and activities to develop resumes, preparing for interviews, and purposefully connecting with potential employers. The MFG Careers Fair enables all our students and families to engage with local and international companies, employers, apprenticeships, colleges and universities as well as coordinating year group and career specific workshops, spotlights, assemblies, events and meetings help students build their professional skills and networks. Overall, we aim to broaden students knowledge and understanding of future careers and opportunities sin order that that are able to make informed decisions about their future career paths and successfully transition into the workforce.

Please contact us with any questions about the Careers service offered by The MFG Academy: Email:
Call: 01924 483660

You can also follow the Careers department on Twitter for updates on events within school and vacancies and events in the local area on @mirfieldfree
Careers Education and Guidance Policy
Careers Provider Access Policy
You can view last years Year 11 destinations here.
This page is reviewed yearly. Next review September 2024.

All students in Years 8 – 11 are enabled to develop the skills needed to make informed decisions and to develop their employability so they make successful transitions post-16. We engage proactively with our local further education and work-based learning providers.. Through our comprehensive careers and employer engagement approach our students are able to:

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships through options events, assemblies, career spotlights, employer engagement events and taster sessions.
  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
  • Year 7-13 student attendance at Career Spotlight events
  • Year 7-13 parental and student attendance and feedback at events including ‘guided choices’ and ‘apprenticeship evening’
  • Year 9 and 10 student attendance at university events eg. Oxford, Cambridge and across West Yorkshire
  • Key Stage 4 attendance at Kirklees Apprenticeship Day organised by C and K Careers
  • Year 11 completion of one week’s work experience and employer/student feedback
  • Year 11 student completion of Post-16 applications to college, apprenticeship positions, voluntary work etc.
  • Local business engagement with local companies including take up on work experience, contributions to Year 11 mock interviews, support for Careers Spotlight events.
  • Post 16 student destinations, both immediately upon leaving school and using DfE measures.
  • Information is used to inform Key Stage 4 course provision and the planning of additional support for students (particularly disadvantaged students).
  • Local FE destinations data is published online as soon as available in the autumn term after students post-16.
  • National data sets become available around 1-2 years after students leave school and are published on our website.

Management of provider access requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact our Careers Leader, Mr M Bowers on the contact details above.

Opportunities for access
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.

Measuring Success
The impact and success of the Academy’s CEAIG programme is regularly evaluated through using the Compass Tool to measure the provision against each of the seven Gatsby benchmarks and through internal student voice feedback and evaluations.

The websites below are useful when making plans for the future and considering career options.

Labour Market Information

Leeds City Region Labour Market Information Report 2019/2020

Career Exploration – Find out about career areas that will be in demand in the future! – Fast Tomato offers interest-based careers guidance and education for teenagers. Following some simple but powerful assessments, Fast Tomato offers a wealth of career, course and subject information, coupled with independent adviser support, to inspire students and to help them make informed decisions about their future. See Mr Bowers for the code to log on to Fast Tomato.

Career Test – find out which career suits your personality.

The National Careers Service – explore job roles and access a variety of careers information.

Prospects – explore careers and find out information on specific job roles. 

Making college applications and researching courses for Further and Higher Education – In Year 11 all students will use Get Into to make their college applications and search for college courses. Your child will receive a username and password to access the site in Year 11. – What you study at sixth form or college can affect your options at university and your future career. Use the Informed Choices website to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.

Apprenticeships – find out more about apprenticeships and search for vacancies:

Would you like to engage with the school and your potential clients and employees? Activities to get involved with are:

  • Mock Interviews – all our Year 10 students have a ‘mock interview’ with a business professional – they have to prepare for and dress as if it was a real job interview and are given feedback afterwards.
  • Attend our Apprenticeship Evening –  looking for an apprentice? Come to our apprenticeship evening where we invite Year 11 to 13 students to find out more about the apprenticeship opportunities available.
  • Offer a work experience placement – our Year 11 students take part in one week of work experience in October.
  • Deliver a spotlight session – speak to our students about the career path you have taken to provide them information on specific career areas.
  • Join our Alumni network and find out about employer events and opportunities within school.
  • Join @mirfieldfree on Twitter, we will let you know about any upcoming events that you may want to be involved in.
  • If you are interested in working with The MFG please contact Martin Bowers on 01924 483660 or


For more information on how your business can get involved with schools:

As part of our commitment to informing students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to our students.
The Mirfield Free Grammar School proactively seeks to build on close working relationships with providers in order to invite them to attend our Ambition Weeks, school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting post-16 choices.
In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the school’s Careers Lead.

Year 11 Careers Resources

In this section you will find useful information to support you with moving on from The Mirfield Free Grammar. Whether you are thinking of College or an Apprenticeship, would like further guidance on navigating the ‘Get Into’ website, want to know who the top employers in Kirklees are or would like more information on what qualifications you can study after GCSE, you will hopefully find the answers here. If not, please let the careers team know by emailing

A Guide to Personal statements
Kirklees Top 100 22 23 Brochure compressed
The Learning Ladder A guide to qualifications after GCSE
Y11 Success Evening and Guidance Booklet

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