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National Careers Week, 4-11 March 2024
Click here to download a free copy of the Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week outlining all vocational options after GCSE and sixth form/college.

Forest Hill School is a thriving and aspirational school providing the highest quality education to boys in south east London. 

Our students learn in a stimulating environment designed to foster initiative, develop creativity and promote self-esteem. All students are able to achieve but can only fulfil their potential if they understand themselves, their abilities and the possibilities available to them, aptly demonstrated by our motto ‘Aspiring to excellence together.’



Unifrog is a careers and enrichment resource that Forest Hill School uses to further support our students in personal development and career exploration. The Unifrog resources provide a one-stop-shop giving students access to explore over 500 different career options. This platform is designed to: 

  • Help students to understand their strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify students’ interests and link them to a range of career pathways  
  • Offer bespoke talks, interviews and seminars on a wide range of professions 

Every student has an individual login to Unifrog. All teaching staff also have a Unifrog account so that they can view the engagement of students. If you have problems logging into Unifrog, please speak to your tutor or email Mr Kai-Samba.

There is an interests profile quiz for students in Years 7-9 to help them first understand their strengths and weaknesses to suggest possible career choices they may be suited to.

For students in Years 9-13, there is a personality profile quiz to help them understand how their interests may have multiple links to a wide range of professions. Students can then use the integrated careers library to explore any given career. 

For further information, please clink on links below.


Mr Alpha Kai-Samba

Assistant Headteacher / Careers Lead 



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Click here to view Forest Hill School’s Careers Policy


Click here to view Forest Hill School’s Careers plan for each year group. 


Students usually undertake two weeks of work experience during the first term of Year 10. This is a great opportunity for the boys to gain an understanding of the work environment and what employers expect of their workers; to explore possible career options; and to better understand how the school curriculum can help prepare young people for work.

Below are some useful links to help students when it comes to finding work experience placements.

Securing a Work Experience Placement – Helping Year 10 students find worthwhile work experience placements.

FAQs – Useful answers to FAQs for Year students and parents.

UCAS – Helping Year 12 Students Find Worthwhile Work Experience Placements

Student Ladder – Work Experience Placements

Prospects – Work Experience and Internships


The National Careers Service provides useful information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work.

Career Camel is a careers website for students, graduates and school leavers offering jobs, internships, advice and courses.

Not Going to Uni is a careers website for students who don’t intend to go to university.

National Apprenticeship Week is a week-long celebration that brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Click on the image below to view the Parents’ Guide to NAW 2024.

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Apprenticeship Opportunities

Asda  – Calling Y13 students from all subject areas. Asda is offering retail management degree apprenticeships across the UK. Students will earn a starting salary of £24,000 and get their tuition fees paid towards a Chartered Management degree. They could be running their own store within five years! See Asda’s apprenticeships

Essity – The name behind brands such as Cushelle and Lotus tissues, Essity has a range of apprenticeships in manufacturing, engineering, and technical areas, with sites across the UK. Perfect for students post A-Level, BTEC, or GCSE. Learn about Essity’s apprenticeships

Lloyds Banking Group – Year 13s are encouraged to apply soon to LBG’s wide range of degree and intermediate-level apprenticeships. They have 20 roles in areas such as cyber, data, customer service, finance, and HR. More about LBG’s apprenticeships

How2Become career guides are available for you to buy online and a selection of the guides are being added to our school library for our pupils to borrow.

This is what How2Become say about their books: “To write our books we send a member of our team through a selection process for that job. We have members of our team who have successfully passed many different selection processes including Police, PCSO, Train Driver, Firefighter, and Royal Navy to name just a few! In addition to this, we have some great contacts within every known recruitment sector and it is these people who help us create our ‘insider’ guides.”

Student CV Template: How to Write + 10+ Examples

How to Write a Good CV for a Job in the UK (+ Examples)

50+ Skills to Put on Your CV (Key List of Examples)

Best Examples of Hobbies and Interests To Put On Your CV 2022

The next review of Careers Information will take place in Autumn 2024.