Careers advice throughout the year

Our fully qualified Head of Careers, Mrs Hansford, offers our girls individual advice and guidance. In addition to this, there are specialised events throughout the whole academic year, ensuring our girls have everything they need to help them plan for a successful future.

From careers talks by inspirational alumnae to mock interviews, we’ve got something for every girl, whatever her plans may be.


Autumn term

We’re looking to the future as soon as the academic year begins because it’s never too soon to start preparing for what lies ahead. During this term our careers provision includes:

  • Personal Statement and UCAS advice
  • Year 11 ‘Inspiring Alumnae’ speakers
  • Mock interviews
  • Employability and Work Experience Year 11
  • Study Abroad
  • Forming Med Soc: Applying for Medicine/Vet Med/Dentistry





Spring term

This is a busy time of year as our younger girls start making some important decisions about their subject option choices, and the older girls look ahead to those all important exams, results and preparing for university applications. Our careers events designed to help at this crucial stage include:

  • Year 9 Decision Making and Option Choices
  • Themed Careers Evenings
  • Biennial Careers Fair
  • Year 12 UCAS & Employment: Planning for the Future
  • ‘Reach Back’ Alumnae talks
  • UCAS Parents’ Evening
  • Careers speakers Q & A
  • Year 13 Preparing for Results Day
  • Oxbridge preparation

Summer term

It’s another busy term for girls from Year 9 through to Sixth Form and this term we provide help and advice with the following:

  • Enterprise Day for Year 9
  • Take Your Daughter to Work Day
  • University Open Days
  • ‘Secrets of Successful Applications’ Year 12
  • ‘Careers at Speed’ networking event
  • Post 16 Option Choices for Year 10
  • GDST Oxbridge Conferences

Careers Talks

We’ve covered many areas with our Careers Talks, often delivered by NGHS alumnae who are happy to come back and share their experiences with current girls. Also, NGHS parents have often volunteered their time to come and talk to our girls as they start to make these serious decisions about the future. You can read more about some of our Careers events and talks at the following links:

Careers in Healthcare

Médecins Sans Frontières 

University Experiences

Business Psychology

Coaching for Medical Careers

Careers at Speed

Careers Evenings

Women in STEM

The Arts, Creative and Media Industries