At Tretherras we are dedicated to supporting our students through the process of deciding what direction they take when they leave school. We provide impartial guidance and advice on further education, training or employment across KS3 and KS4 and involve many outside agencies such as employers and education providers. Careers is also an integral part of our Year 7-13 curriculum.

Our Careers Leader is Mrs S Henry. If you have any queries about careers, higher education or work experience please contact her on 01637 872080 or email

Our independent Careers Adviser from Careers4U can be contacted via email at or tel:07732065851 or tel: 0333 2224 099 – website:





LMI for All

LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. This data is made freely available via an Application Programming Interface (API) for use in websites and applications.

More Useful Information

About Apprenticeships
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a skilled job with training. Every apprentice is guaranteed a minimum wage linked to their age. They’re available at all academic levels – whether you’re leaving school without GCSEs or completing your A-levels. There are apprenticeships in industries like engineering, health and accountancy – plus a host of careers you’d never think of. And 9 in 10 apprentices stay in work after completing their course.

Higher Apprenticeships
A higher apprenticeships is your ticket to a high-skilled job. You’ll usually need at least 2 A-levels to start one, and you’ll come out with qualifications equivalent to a foundation degree or higher – with any tuition fees paid by your employer! Higher apprentices can earn between £300-500 per week (although you may start lower). You could train to be a solicitor or a lab scientist, and even learn how to design sweets with a confectionery apprenticeship!

Degree Apprenticeships
Degree apprenticeships guarantee you a university degree, as well as on-the-job training for a high-skilled job. You’ll spend 30 hours a week learning from experienced colleagues at work, and the equivalent of one day studying towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree at uni or college. It gives you the kudos and academic grounding of a degree along with sought-after employability skills employers say graduates don’t have. And 8 out of 10 parents think it’s better than an Oxbridge degree!

Should I apply for an apprenticeship or university?
Today, apprenticeships offer a route into high-skilled jobs that you had to go to uni to train for in the past. If you know what career path you want to follow, an apprenticeship could get you there without the fees – while enabling you to develop employability skills too. University is essential for certain careers and great for those with passionate academic interests. Carefully consider the pros and cons of both university and apprenticeships before making your decision.

This service will help you search and apply for an Apprenticeship vacancy
This offers a new & unique approach to recruiting apprentices in Cornwall, providing an expert, personalised service and also gives information about available funding
Orangeo is a free resource website set up by a current apprentice to promote the positives of Apprenticeships. We aim to inform young people to the advantages of Apprenticeships and help them to become more informed and positive towards Apprenticeships.
Lots of information and advice on apprenticeships including parental guidance

Higher Education information
Provides information for students on the wage returns to particular degrees and universities.

News Articles

Useful links
General Careers:
Find links to explore your choices at 14, 16 and 18. There are routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and career tools to help you decide. It covers training opportunities across the south west and there are online advisers to offer advice.
Excellent site for all careers advice including film clips
Play the Game to find a career you love. The Game analyses your personality, interests and needs in life to help you find the best careers for you.
icould gives you the inside story of how careers work. The icould storytellers relate, in their own words, their real life career journeys. From telecoms engineers to police officers, from landscape gardeners to web designers, from engine drivers to zookeepers; they talk about what they do, what it’s like, how they came to be where are and their hopes for the future.
Career Camel is a free platform to provide career inspiration, guidance and fair access to opportunities for all young people and educational institutions. They offer a number of free resources and tools covering careers guidance, routes to employment, interview techniques, cv writing, introductory lessons for industry and a job board to connect users with a range of opportunities from apprenticeships through to graduate jobs.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers. They aim to:

  • help you with careers decisions and planning
  • support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • motivate you to implement your plan of action
  • enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools
The UK’s most widely used school leavers and graduate job website, this site gives lots of tips on writing CVs, covering letters, application forms and interview techniques. Free to subscribe and they will email you suitable vacancies when they become
Free job search engine offering over 800,000 jobs in the UK which is constantly being updated. Search by area or type in ’school leaver’ and it should bring up lots of potentially suitable vacancies.
Careers Opportunities for Science & Maths
Information and advice for those considering a career in the care sector.
Unifrog is a website that the school subscribes to which offers advice on CV writing, interview techniques, personal statements, university courses and up to date apprenticeship vacancies. Students in Years 10-13 will have been given student login details. Please contact the Careers Lead teacher if you have difficulty accessing the site.

Careers Talks - Years 7 & 8