Carwarden House Community School


Our Careers Team at Carwarden

Rona Redman - Careers Lead

Caroline Fegan - Careers & Work Experience Co-ordinator

Carole Blunden-Lee - Trustee Careers Lead

Our careers provision is based on the Gatsby Benchmarks as recommended in the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the Statutory Guidance for Careers (January 2018). The 8 benchmarks are explained below:

Carwarden is committed to providing a Careers & Vocational Education Programme that builds students' Employability skills, Independence and Autonomy.  We are working with 'Talentino', an external careers provider who specialise in working with young people who have SEN.  We are committed to increasing the possibility and probability of paid work for young people with learning difficulties.

Work Experience

At Carwarden House School we are committed to ensuring all pupils have access to careers advice, support in school and access to employers and the workplace. Our named Careers & Work Experience Coordinator in school is Caroline Fegan.

Can you provide students with the opportunity to come and complete work experience at your company?  If so please do contact Caroline  Fegan

Employers and Volunteers

We welcome anyone who would like to donate their time or experience to help us develop our careers provision. Giving our students the chance to encounter the world of work is invaluable in helping them to gain key life experiences, as well as to raise their own aspirations about their futures.
If you would like to get involved we would welcome any help with the following:

Assemblies and presentations:
Share your career path and choices you have made to get where  you have via a live (in person) or pre-recorded interview/presentation.

Provide Post-16 apprenticeships:
Are you currently taking on apprentices or know someone who is? Can you offer advice to our students interested in this post-16 route?

On-site visits:

Are you able totake a student to your place of work and give them an experience of a ‘day in the life’? 

Interview preparations and mock interviews:
Help our students to prepare for their first interviews and give themselves the opportunity to sell themselves to you.

Work Experience opportunities:
Can you provide students with the opportunity to come and compete work experience at your company one day a week? 

If so please do contact Caroline  Fegan

Parent Information

Start offer careers and options choices (post-16 and post 18)

Local Colleges & Post 16 provisions

Farnborough College of Technology:

Phone number – 01252 405555

Website Farnborough College of Technology

Guildford College:

Phone number- 08006126008

Website Guildford College

Nescot College:

Phone number- 02083941731

Website  Nescot College

Merrist Wood:

Phone number- 08006126008

Website Merrist Wood

Alton College:

Phone number- 01420592200

Website Alton College

BCA College:

Phone number- 01628824444

Website BCA College

Clubhouse Project:

Phone number- 01932988708

Website Clubhouse Project


Phone number- 07912183085

Website Dramatize

Halow Project:

Phone number- 01483447960

Website Halow Project

West Thames College:

Phone number- 02083262000

Website West Thames College

Useful Links

This provides a range of tools, including employment, independent living and friends and relationships resources.

This website provides support and information for children and young people with additional needs, as well as their families. This is particularly useful when looking for events, such as the Preparing for Adulthood event.

Supported internships are educational programmes for young people with SEND that mostly take place in the workplace. The main aim of supported internships is to give young people aged 16-24 skills to help them get a job. This link provides key information about supported internships and how to apply.

This tool allows you to search for specific apprenticeships in your local area.

These help young people who want to get an apprenticeship or job but don’t yet have the right skills or experience. Use this link to find out more information and traineeships that are available now.

Careers Pilot Link


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