All young people need a planned programme of activities to support them through choices that are made during school and throughout their transition into adult life. The school values careers as a contribution towards the 2011 Education Act which places a duty on schools to give students in Years 8 to 13 access to careers education, information and guidance at key transition points.

It is our intention that every student will have access to the right information needed, to facilitate them in making informed choices about their future. Whether a student wants to enter the world of work at the earliest point, or become a leading academic in the most competitive field, they should hold the information which will allow them to make ambitious, considered, and educated choices.


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Mrs Helen Suffolk-Adams

Careers Leader

Mrs Suffolk-Adams is a professionally trained Careers Practitioner and is able to offer impartial Careers Information and Guidance to all students. Students can visit Mrs Suffolk-Adams in the Library on Thursdays and Fridays by appointment, which can be made via a student's Achievement Leader.


Mr Scott Amott

Preparation for Life & SMSC Coordinator

Mr Amott oversees the schools Preparation for Life curriculum (PSHE). This involves the oversight of all careers and employability material which is led through citizenship and tutor time.


Mr Matt Jones

Senior Vice Principal

Mr Jones is responsible for Personal development, behaviour and attitudes at Heanor Gate Science College and therefore oversees Careers as a whole at the school.


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 Researching your future careers

National Careers Service 

National Careers Service Helpline

(Open 7 days 8.00am – 10.00pm)

0800 100 900




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Further Education

For further information on the courses available within our Sixth Form please click here  

Alternatively further education courses are offered at other sixth forms and colleges across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Visit their websites for more information

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