Careers Service in the Sixth Form


The college has chosen to provide an academic sixth form, which meets the needs of the high proportion of students who choose to stay on, exceptionally well. The college also works effectively to ensure that any students who reach the sixth form stage and wish to follow a work-related pathway are provided for well. The advice and guidance provided for the various pathways into higher education or the world of employment are of high quality.

Ofsted, 2014

Careers Education, Careers Guidance and Work Related Learning are integral to a students’ development and growth at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College and serve as a preparation for our student’s transition to adulthood.


The presence of career related activities provide the connection between learning and earning, equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to enter and thrive in the working world. 


Career Practice is an essential part of the transition process at Haberdashers’. The role of the Career Guidance Practitioner is to also ensure that all students secure a suitable destination through the delivery of advice, guidance and application support. As a Career Guidance Practitioner's Mr Shenbanjo is the first point of contact for students who are thinking about what their next step is Post-16. He provide a complete spectrum of information, advice and guidance to students, the bulk of the work is carried out during face to face consultations. CPs call on an extensive knowledge of the post-16 landscape, labour market information, access routes for careers and recommended qualifications to be able to advise and guide students and decide on the most appropriate and realistic course of action. They know how and when to intervene, through transition support, NEET prevention and education, to promote the successful transition of students. 


All students and parents have access to the College's Award Winning Career Guidance Practitioner, Mr Shenbanjo. To contact Mr Shenbanjo please email him at or call 0207 652 9510.


Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College's Careers and Employability Service is Outstanding and a real Area of Excellence

Challenge Partners Review, 2017

Preparing students for life after school is an important element of our work here at Hatcham. Subject specific Career Education is embedded within the curriculum from Year 7 – Year 13. Through PSHE and work experience students will also have numerous opportunities to participate in General Career Education and Career Exploration activities which will help them their Employability Skills and have an impact on their academic performance.


At numerous points throughout the academic year students in Year 7 – 13 will receive a talk in an assembly from our Career Guidance Practitioner. Students are encouraged to utilise the drop in access to the careers office throughout the academic year should they have any queries. Career Information will also be available via the school website and through regular updates via letter/email, registration tutors and head of departments. The Career Guidance Practitioner will also attend both parent and parent information evenings and provide input and support.


Specific support for each year group in the Sixth Form is highlighted below:


Year 12

Year 13