Career Programme

Spring Hill High School endeavors to follow the guidance of the ‘Association for Careers Education and Guidance’ (ACEG) and together they are intended to help raise the quality and breadth of careers and work-related education for young people.


“Pupils are supported by an external careers advisor who helps them to identify clear goals, career choices and associated career paths.”

Ofsted 2018

Our Impartial Careers Advisor

At Spring Hill High School, the impartial careers advisor is Julie Washington. Julie has 20 years experience working with young people in work-related learning, enterprise and careers including those who are NEET, disengaged or undecided about their career choices.

Julie strives to ensure all students receive a tailored careers service adapted to their needs.

Julie has put together a robust careers education information advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme for teachers to deliver during lessons. The programme (STEPS) is mapped across ACEG guidance, The Gatsby Report and Ofsted guidelines.
ACEG Framework Aims

  • Developing careers through work-related education
  • Learning about careers and the world of work
  • Developing your career management and employability skills.

Opportunities in Careers at Spring Hill High School

  • One to one impartial interviews tailored to the individual needs
  • Work-related learning activities
  • Work Experience (The Education and Employers Taskforce in 2012 found that students who experience four or more employer engagements are five times less likely to be NEET and will on average earn 16% more than peers who have had no employer engagements).
  • Employability skills development
  • Access to to employers as resource person who engage the students in talks and other activities
  • Transition planning
  • Interagency working - Working with outside professionals to ease transition
  • Access to educational visits such as Careers Live, The Skills Show and Big Bang Science Fair.


The Careers Adviser has brokered links with various organisations, a few are listed below. These agencies are well established and embedded into the school. Students are gaining valuable opportunities and an excellent service:

  • Aim Higher - Two Aim Higher mentors in 2016 from Birmingham City University have worked with some of our young people, (please ask Julie for more information)
  • Unifest (A summer programme aimed at those interested in exploring what University is like)
  • The National Careers Service (Inspiration team)
  • Gro Organic
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (talks and work experience)
  • National Citizenship Service (NCS)
  • STEM Ambassador
  • Birmingham Children's Hospital (visits)
  • Acme Thunder factory (visits)
  • University College Birmingham (work experience)
  • St Barnabas Church (Harbour Cafe)
  • Birmingham Pet and Reptile (work experience)
  • Akamba Safari garden centre (Reptile and African birds for work Experience)
  • Erdington and Stechford Leisure Centres (work experience)

Career Lessons
Spring Hill High School follows Prospects ‘STEPS programme and learning outcomes that are mapped across the ACEG learning objectives. The school uses Prospects Post 16 Booklets in conjunction with Preparation for Working Life and one to one Career Guidance from Career Options.
Parent and Carers
Parents and carers who wish for further information about our Careers Programme are encouraged to get in touch with our careers advisor, Julie on 07795 955882 or email: [email protected], to discuss any concerns they may have about their child’s career.

  • "My daughter has really enjoyed the ‘Well-Being’ group that came into school, it has been very good for her”


  • “My son is doing brilliant at school and is really happy, he is making better progress and more importantly in his own well-being"