Early exposure to careers and life beyond Trent encourages pupils to think about their future throughout the school journey. With our guidance, pupils can make informed decisions on subject choices and post-16 exams.

Engaging Events

Our experienced careers team manage a full activity programme, designed to educate pupils on a diverse range of careers. The programme includes regular talks from a wide range of working professionals. Hearing real experiences from real people inspires our pupils to consider new possibilities for the future.



Inspiring Staff

The careers programme is led by a qualified team who provide comprehensive advice to pupils throughout their time at Trent. The team are based in our Careers and Higher Education Centre, where they host lessons, talks and enrichment activities that benefit pupils of all ages.

Experiencing Work

Work experience offers pupils a valuable opportunity to trial their career prospects before they commit to them. With an extensive network of alumni and parents, we are able to assist pupils gaining inspiring placements in a variety of fields, from architecture to zoology.

Careers Software

All pupils from Year 7 to Year 13 use the Unifrog careers software to help them plan their futures. Through tailored sessions in PSHE pupils gradually build up knowledge and understand their strengths.

On-Site Careers Events

Our large school campus provides the space for a Careers Fair held on alternate years.

Meet Professionals

‘What’s My Line?’ is a highly anticipated annual careers event for Year 10 pupils. A range of leading professionals participate, including alumni and parents.

Individual Profiling

Pupils receive advice on Post 16 choices and future career goals through a Psychometric Career Profile Assessment and a 1:1 interview in Year 11.


The college is highly successful in fulfilling its aim to nurture young people to be the best they can be in achievement and characters. Pupils develop increasingly high levels of self-knowledge, confidence, self-discipline and resilience so that, by the time they leave, they fully understand how to improve their own learning and performance and demonstrate skills that mean they are extremely well-prepared for the next stage of their lives.