Independent and impartial information is provided by our Careers Advisor, Sarah Ellis from the careers company Changing Education. Careers Guidance can support you in making good career choices for the future. Support with applying for Post 16 studies apprenticeships or employment as well as help with preparing for interviews and putting CV's together, is available to all students.

The Malbank Careers Office is situated in room AO11 near the staff room Sarah Ellis, is in school every Wednesday. Appointments can be made via Mrs Beesley in the Key Stage 4 Office or Mrs Hemmings in the Key Stage 5 Office.


The Government published a careers strategy on 4th December 2017 which issued guidance that all schools should work towards achieving a world class careers programme by using the Gatsby Bench marks. Malbank already delivers some elements of the bench marks and is committed to making sure all 8 Gatsby Bench Marks are fully implemented in line with the government set deadline of 2020.

Gatsby Bench Marks:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Pupils to learning from career and labour market information
  3. Careers programme that addresses the needs of each student
  4. Curriculum learning is linked to careers
  5. Students in all year groups to have encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of work for al students by end of Key Stage 4 and Key stage 5
  7. Pupils to have encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance in the form of independent advice available to pupils
The student careers programme uses the Key themes for CEIAG:

  • Self-Development/understand themselves and the influences on them.
  • Careers exploration/investigate opportunities in learning and employment.
  • Career Management/make, adjust and implement plans to manage major transitions

This is delivered through the PDL lessons, guest speakers, visits and enrichment activities