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The John Bentley School

An Outstanding Centre For Learning


The John Bentley School is very pleased to offer all its students an extensive array of resources related to Careers, life choices, Y9, Y11 and Post 18 option choices, finances, University and Gap Years as well as information on having a part time job.

If you need to talk to somebody about your options or careers we will be providing students can access our fully qualified and impartial Careers Adviser, Maria Baker who is based in the careers office in the library. Students can drop in at lunchtimes or ask for a referral from their tutor. Don’t forget your tutors, Heads of Year and subject teachers are a useful resource available to you everyday, so please do ask them too.


Information provided in the careers library is in various formats including easily accessible books, clips leaflets, College prospectuses, University prospectuses, Apprenticeships brochures and magazines. There is also an allocated careers computer available for students to use to browse the many careers resources and websites available.

The library contains information on a range of careers. This includes up to date books & magazines and guides offering support for Higher and Further Education choices and offer advice on UCAS applications.  Other books provide information on GAP year opportunities, student funding, apprenticeships and CV writing.  There is information on how to apply for jobs, create c.v's, complete applications and prepare for interviews.  Computer aided packages (JED) can be accessed via Resource Companion (the school’s online careers portal). Students are encouraged to explore these facilities.


An introduction to the careers library


1:1 Careers advice interviews


If you know you want to work in media but not sure in what role, why not go and find out the various jobs there are in that sector?


Everything in the Careers library is easy to find and informative. If you have a career in mind why not go and try to find out how much you might expect to earn for that job?



If you have that entrepreneurial spirit then go and find out how to start your own business

All students and parents have access to the Resource Companion website. They will need the school username and password to log in. Resource Companion is a tool designed to provide both students and parents/carers with the most up to date information and web links related to careers education. It is a reliable and trustworthy resource and removes any uncertainty over using the internet for careers information as all information on here is trusted and approved.

Big Interview Day 2017 - Online Gallery

Online Resources 

To access up to date and reliable online career resources please use Career Pilot.  Students will be introduced to this website in PSHE and will create a user account.  

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For job ideas and information see student planner for log in details  Video clips of people talking about their jobs and how they got into them   Video clips of real people doing real jobs  Real people, mentors & job profiling

Year 9 options choices 

 JBS online library of resources - see student planner for log in details

leaflets 2.01 to 2.13

on options and subjects after Year 9

Options after Year 11 JBS online library of resources

leaflets 1.10 'Choices at sixteen'

Click on the Work/Learning Tab for further options

Jobs and Training (16-19) 

Applying to University  Has a questionnaire to help you find the right subject to study Independent guide to UK universities  Open University 

Taking a Gap Year  Voluntary work overseas  Student travel  Travelling abroad  Volunteering opportunities in UK  A year in Industry

Other options: 

Study and Work Abroad  Study in Canada  Study in Ireland  Worldwide  Study in Europe   Study in USA Australia Worldwide

Student Apprenticeships 

View the latest apprentice opportunities by searching the map below.

Work Experience  


In the summer term of Year 10 and Year 12, you are given the opportunity to go on a one week work experience placement. You can choose the field which interests you, or if you are not sure what vocation will suit you, there is plenty of help on hand in the form of Mr Smith, the Work Related Learning Coordinator who can help you research what career will suit your strengths and skills.

 We value work experience in both Year 10 and Year 12 and continue to fully fund work experience for all our students, which is not the case for all schools across the country. This is an excellent opportunity for to gain an insight into the world of work and develop your employability skills. Our Work Experience Coordinator, Mr Smith attends assemblies and holds a parent/carer and student evening designed to give a thorough breakdown of the work experience process. Should you have any queries or questions relating to work experience please contact Mr Smith.