Work Experience & Careers

Work Experience 2024

Year 10 work experience

We are planning work experience opportunities to take place for one week commencing 1st July. Please see the documents below for guidance on applying for a placement.

Parent Guide

Unifrog Guide

Contacting Employers example letter

Contacting Employers template letter

Year Y12 work experience

Students to discuss any work experience opportunities with the sixth form team.  Y12 work experience can be undertaken in the last week of the summer term (week commencing 18 July).

 Y11 Mock Interview

Each year we provide the opportunity for all of Y11 students to engage with local employers through a mock interview experience and CV preparation.

Careers Advice

We have an experienced independent careers advisor who provides students with the advice they require. Students are given individual help at each stage, from choosing their subjects in Year 9 to post-school destinations. Guidance and help are provided by the Careers Advisor, Careers Coordinator, Personal Tutors, Heads of Year and Work Experience Department. The Careers Advisor works with school to ensure that every young person receives a level of support according to his or her needs. This includes guiding students as they move on to college or apprenticeships and giving advice and help to students who are facing difficulties with decision making, whether about personal choices or future careers. We hope that parents will also be closely involved in this process.

Highfields School Career Fair 2023

We are holding our first Career Fair at Highfields School in 5 years and we’re keen to get as many employers involved as possible. The event is taking place on 21 November between 1.45pm and 5.45pm and we’d love to hear if this is something you are able to support with! It will be held at our upper site (Upper Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5NA).
All visitors will have a ‘stall’ set up with table and chairs. We have a limited number of display boards available so would encourage you to bring any pop-up signage you have. The event is mainly aimed at our GCSE and A Level groups but we are inviting parents and students from all year groups to have a look around if they wish.
If you wish to confirm your attendance or have any questions, please contact Kerry Bromwich on 01629 581888 or by email
If you are a parent and wish to come along, please feel free to do so after 4pm.

Higher Education

Careers and Apprenticeship Information