Advice & Guidance

During your time at Kirkbie Kendal we will give you a lot of support to help you decide on what your next steps will be. There will be careers talks, assemblies, Careers Fairs, Mock Interviews, form time careers sessions and careers in your lessons plus much more!

When you’re considering what your future steps will be it is important that you focus on your interests and what motivates you. It is also important to think about your skills.

Make sure you regularly check the KKS Careers Padlet- this has up to date information on opportunities and information for you. It can be found at .

You also have access to the online platform Unifrog and you use your school email address for your login. You will have form time sessions this year showing you how to use the platform. It includes lots of personality, interests and skills quizzes as well as allowing you to search for future careers, looking at which job roles link to your school subjects and information on apprenticeships, T Levels, University and college courses plus much more!

There are also lots of people in school who can help you with Careers, these include:

Your form tutor
Teachers & support staff
Ms Donald (Careers Lead)
Mrs Barker (Deputy Head )
Mrs Herema (Our independent Careers Advisor). She runs drop-in sessions in the library on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes. If you would like to request a longer individual appointment with her, just let Miss Donald know.

Here are some useful links for you, these are especially important when you are thinking about what you want to do after year 9,11 and sixth form. 

Jobs and Careers
U Explore website with local labour market information


Gap Years


Furness College
Kendal College
Lakes College
Carlisle College
BAE Systems
Cumbria Police Force

Cumbria County Council

Please see links below for further external careers advice and guidance.

Career of the Week