Huntington School provides a comprehensive Careers education and advice service for all of its students, in order to best prepare them for entry into the working world, whether they be going straight into employment, an apprenticeship, or on to Higher Education before beginning full time employment.

The Aspirations Department is staffed by Mrs Fleming based in the Aspirations Office and Resource Centre near Reception. A dedicated Aspirations Adviser also visits the school once or twice per week, to further assist students in their future planning. Students can approach these staff at any time with queries or just for a chat about their future, and do not need an appointment to ask for help.

The Aspirations Programme at Huntington begins in Year 7; it is never too early to begin preparing students for the wider world! Here, a 4 week block of career lessons is provided as part of the weekly Tutorial hour on a Monday. These sessions teach students about equal opportunities, stereotyping, types of work, and encourages them to think about their own strengths and weaknesses. Throughout Years 8-10, students have 7 week blocks in the Monday Tutorial periods covering the Real Game, researching careers, qualifications, personal qualities, action planning, and their own learning styles. In Year 11, the programme focuses down much more specifically, with 5 lessons at the beginning of the year covering CVs, letters of application, application forms, research, interview skills, and action planning.

Useful Websites

Please click on the links below to find some really useful websites:

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Thinking about your future
Thinking about work or study abroad
Thinking about working for yourself or starting a business
Thinking about voluntary work
Thinking about University
Thinking about a Gap Year
Help with study costs for Higher Education
Help with study costs
Know your rights at work or in education

Subject Related Career Ideas

If you are interested in a career in a specific subject area, have a look at the following options:

Careers with Art & Design
Careers with English
Careers with Geography
Careers with History
Careers with Languages
Careers with Mathematics
Careers with Music
Careers with PE
Careers with Science

College Open Days




For further information, visit:

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Open Days

Wednesday 8 July, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Apply by ringing: 0800 731 8281 or by email: [email protected]

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For further information, ring 01904 770400 or email: [email protected]

Open Days:

Wednesday 8 July, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Apply by ringing: 0800 731 8281 or by email: [email protected]

For further information, visit:

For further information, ring 01904 770400 or email: [email protected]

Job Opportunities and Apprenticeships

Job Vacancies in York
Apprenticeship at Nestle, York
Apprenticeship at Linley & Simpson
Apprenticeship at the University of York

Applying to go to University

UCAS is the organisation that processes all full-time applications to UK universities and colleges. It is there to support you – as well as your son or daughter – through every step of the application process. UCAS sends all applicants a monthly newsletter, full of useful information, reminders, advice and competitions. But did you know you can get information from UCAS too?

You can sign up to monthly parent newsletters quickly and simply online. They’re completely FREE and contain timely information and advice about your son or daughter’s journey to higher education and what you can do to support them.

For further information about the UCAS process, take a look at the advice for parents and guardians on