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JBS Careers Overview

Here at John Bentley School we strive to ensure that all students are given a wealth of opportunities to access Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).  Students engage in meaningful careers related experiences from Year 7, right through to Year 13.

During the course of their time at JBS students will be able to interact with employers and educators from a variety of local industries, colleges and universities.  We run a number of events, including a Careers Fair, Careers Assemblies and Mock Interviews, as well as having embedded work experience in Years 10 and 12.

Students are able to access advice and guidance from a number of sources.  We have an on-site careers reference library with information about a wide variety of careers options.  We also ensure that every student has a Career Pilot account where they can find out about different pathways, apprenticeships, qualifications and lots more online.  There is also a Parent Zone on the Career Pilot website. 

Our independent careers advisor’s name is Maria Baker.  Maria is a fully qualified independent careers adviser who works for Adviza and is in school every Tuesday.   She offers independent advice and guidance and every student will meet Maria at least once before the end of Year 11.

Whether you are a student, parent or member of staff, you should find everything you need within this area of the website.  If you have any queries about our careers education programme, please contact Mr Smith.

Careers Fair Photos 2018












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.  Click on the image below to access Career Pilot.

Who's Who


David Smith – Careers and Work Related Learning Coordinator







Maria Baker – Independent Careers Adviser (Adviza)




Catherine Young – WIN HE Adviser (Wessex Inspiration Network)







Alison Plumb – Enterprise Coordinator (Deceuninck)

Quick Links 


Career Pilot


National Careers Service


Veryan Work Experience Database


Not Going to Uni









National Citizenship Service


Information for Employers and Trainers 

We welcome opportunities and support from the local business community.  We have strong relationships with a wide variety of local employers, colleges and universities including; Deceuninck, Nationwide, McArthur Glen, Bath Spa University, Bath University and Wiltshire College.  If you are interested in getting involved or meeting our students there are various opportunities for you to do so throughout the year.  Please contact David Smith, Careers and Work Related Learning Coordinator, at