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IAG & Careers

Graham School takes the responsibility to prepare our students for life after 16 very seriously. We pride ourselves on providing independent careers advice to ensure that our students secure a progression route that will help them achieve their ambitions.

We also offer students and families the opportunity to book an appointment to see the Careers Advisor. The Careers Advisor is in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week and can provide tailored information, advice and guidance relating to the post-16 options available to students. To book an appointment to see the Careers Advisor, please telephone the Careers Office at Upper School on 01723 366451 or return a Career Consultation Request Form to the Careers Office.

With the support of colleges, training providers, universities and employers, we provide a range of experiences and information sessions to help students to understand their post-16 options. The programme of events includes opportunities to take part in work experience, university and college visits/taster sessions and 'Meet the Employer' sessions.

In addition we offer a wide range of packages to assist students in making career choices. These can be accessed at any time via the links below or through the school's Learning Portal.

Online Resources

Careers Yorkshire and the Humber


This website provides information about state of the labour market in our region for example where the majority of skills are needed etc.


This online resource has useful information about entry requirements and routes into over 1,200 jobs and careers. The password is YO12 6QW. You can also access this via the school website careers section.

Job Explorer Database (JED)

  • access via Learning Portal

This database has a wealth of information on careers and a quiz to help identify careers that may suit students. The database is suitable for younger users.

National Careers Service

This central government website provides access to independent professional advice on careers, skills and the labour market for anyone aged 13 and over. Information can be accessed via the website, or by calling 0800 100 900.


This website provides information about apprenticeships for students, parents and employers, and includes a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.

Labour Market Information

This is an excellent website showing labour market trends in North Yorkshire showing details for each area.  The site also has information on careers linked to the curriculum. This is extremely useful for planning future training and career pathways. 

STEM Careers

This website features career opportunities available from the STEM family of subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. 


Aiming for University


Students from Graham School go on to study at a number of institutions providing post-16 education and training. Course information/application forms are available from the Careers Room, or at:

Scarborough Sixth Form College

Scarborough TEC

York College

Bishop Burton College

Askham Bryan College

The Academy (Hair and Beauty)

East Riding College

Lady Lumley’s School

Norton College

Training Providers

We have a close relationship with all post-16 providers in the area, as well as local universities and employers.

Post-16 Funding

Funding may be available from some colleges in the form of bursaries. Please contact the colleges to find out if bursaries are on offer, and if you are eligible to apply.

Post-16 Transport Assistance

Some students may be eligible to apply for travel assistance. Information and application forms are available at http://ww.northyorks.gov.uk/post16transport or by contacting North Yorkshire County Council on 0845 872 7374. Applications for assistance usually open in April or May each year, but you can ring for general advice before this time.

Information about Student Finance at University


Government information and guidance on student finance for those who are interested in going to university.

Independent Task Force on Student Finance


This website, maintained by Martin Lewis from moneysavingexpert.com, contains clear information for students, families and teaching staff on finance for students interested in going to university.