What is Careers?

”It’s about young people finding purpose, discovering what matters to them, their place in the world, the point of studying and getting up in the morning. Sometimes people think careers is just information about options and planning for the future. It’s so much more. It can give hope, meaning, purpose, self esteem and the ability to navigate the challenges of life.”                – Liane Hambly

Mission Statement

Crisp Vocational Provision is committed to providing all students with a programme of careers activities and supporting activity.  Our programme has been developed in line with the eight Gatsby benchmarks for ensuring best practice and to meet the requirements of the Department for Education’s statutory guidance 2023.

1:1 Information, Advice & Guidance Purpose

To have an impartial and confidential conversation about career–related matters.

You may wish to discuss career ideas, subject choices , post-16 options and finding employment.
You may be seeking advice on application forms and CV writing
You may require help sifting through the rapidly changing information regarding courses and the vast array of occupations out there.
You may have a support network of teachers, peers and parents/carers who can give you some guidance, but a Careers Coach can give you all the most up-to-date information and advice. No matter what you want to discuss there is a familiar structure to our 1:1 sessions.

Your Careers Coach will:

  • Actively listen
  • Be supportive
  • Acknowledge you
  • Be respectful
  • Be emphatic
  • Have good communication skills
  • Ask open questions
  • Be impartial

Your Careers Coach wants to help you successfully reach your careers goals. So you may:

  • Be challenged on your thoughts
  • Be questioned about your careers goals or planning
  • Leave with an understanding of your strengths and areas for development
  • Explore the challenges you face to reach your next step
  • Leave with specific information around qualifications for chosen occupation and information about the current labour market

Career documents

In progress

Post 16 destinations

2022 – 2023, 96% in Education, Training or Employment. 4% Not in Education Training or Employment.

2021 – 2022, 70% in Education, Training or Employment. 30% Not in Education, Training or Employment.

Labour Market Information

We are keen to ensure that students have access to up-to-date information about the labour market.

LMI For All – LMI For All – Here you can find out where to access information on the labour market and link through to some websites using LMI for All data.

Try this assessment

https://www.16personalities.com/ Only 10 minutes to get a “freakishly accurate” description of who you are and why you do things the way you do. You’ll learn what really drives, inspires, and worries different personality types, helping you build more meaningful relationships


Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing.


Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.