The Careers Leader for Hexham Middle School is Paul Freeman-Myers. He can be contacted on 01434 610300 or

Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance makes a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life, in order to help them make a successful transition to adulthood and a place of work:

  • Preparing pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life
  • Supporting young people to achieve their full potential
  • Empowering young people to plan and manage their own futures
  • Providing comprehensive information on all options
  • Raising aspirations
  • Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenging stereotypes
  • Enabling young people to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives

Hexham Middle School is committed to providing all its pupils with a planned programme of careers education throughout their school life. We are also committed to maximising the benefits for pupils by using a whole school approach involving parents, carers, external stakeholders including employers, further education providers and other local agencies such North East Learning and Enterprise Partnership (NELEP). As a school, we are actively working towards meeting the Careers Gatsby Benchmarks with an aspiration to develop up-to-date careers knowledge and employability skills, making pupils ready for their next steps in education and beyond.

For more information about our careers programme, and to view our provider access statement, please see our Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Policy on our Policies page

Careers Programme 2021-22

Please see below for our Careers programme for 2021-22. 

Skillsometer and Careerometer

The Skillsometer widget, shown below, can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. Once you have a list of jobs, use the Careerometer below to find out more about them! The Careerometer widget, shown below, provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects. The widget can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers – simply type the title of the job you’re interested in to start!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

This article (external URL) is all about stereotypes in Engineering. 

Activities, Competitions and More!

Job of the Week

Please see below some videos giving details of various different careers that pupils may be interested in. Please note that these videos are the ‘Job of the Week’ from an external provider, MyPath (link to their external channel here) and all historic Jobs of the Week here