Careers Department

Careers Lead at CNS is Mr. Parker.
Direct Telephone No: 01608 642107

CNS also employs the services of a Careers Adviser Mrs. Dix.
Direct Telephone No: 01608 642107

The Careers Office is based in D2, students can drop in during break and lunch time or book an appointment by using the noticeboard on the door of D2.

Parents and carers are always welcome to contact the Careers Lead, Mr. Parker to seek advice and ask any questions they might have regarding careers pathways.

Work Experience


The dates for work experience for Year 10 for the academic year 2018-19 are 1st to the 5th July 2019. We feel that this is a great opportunity for students to experience the world of work.

Mr Parker the school’s Careers Lead and Work Experience coordinator is available to help students identity the type of placement they would like to undertake and can also give advice on potential companies that students could apply to.

Chipping Norton School also subscribes to the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) system where all student placements are checked to ensure safeguarding of students. Please be aware that the school pays a fee to OxLEP to use a web-based tool for administration of work placements and the assessment of employer health & safety and insurance status.

OxLEP also provide the school with a database called Link 2, which students can access to search for placements in all fields. Each student will be issued with a personal login name and pin number when they have completed and returned the Initial Student Form.

Sixth Form

Employability or work-readiness is becoming more and more important to universities and employers.  While qualifications remain essential, with very few exceptions, they are no longer the only consideration.  By gaining work experience in relevant sectors students can gain a real advantage when applying for university or work. 

In the Sixth Form students are expected to do a work placement during any of their holidays. Students taking personal responsibility for finding the placement and researching their further education and career path is an important part of the process. 

Mr. Parker is available to assist Sixth Form students in identifying and applying to work experience placements.

Careers Events

West Oxfordshire Learning Partnership (WOLP) Introduction to Apprenticeship Event at Witney Lakes on 18 October 2018

WorldSkills UK Live at NEC Birmingham 15-17 November 2018 –

WOLP Careers Fair at Witney College 29 January 2019 – Combined Schools Career convention for students and parents to explore a wide range of career opportunities with local businesses

Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OXLEP) Careers Fest at BMW Oxford February 2019 (tbc)

WOLP Apprenticeship recruitment event at Marlborough School 21 March 2019

Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities

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Useful Resources

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Careers Information Online

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