Careers Department

Careers @ Middleton aims to help pupils use their God given talents in occupations of their choice where they can make a positive contribution to the working community both here and overseas.

For up-to-date information
on Careers events, Jobs, Scholarships and important dates go to the mobile-friendly Careers website ( where you can also sign up for specified updates by email. The Careers facebook page contain the same up-to-date information.

The Careers Advisor assists Year 7-13 pupils by providing up to date personalised advice on future education and employment choices. Pupils and their parents are encouraged to make use of the careers staff and ever growing library of information (open during school hours) to gain up-to-date information and guidance on:

  • Further studies including selection of courses and tertiary providers
  • Scholarships
  • Armed Forces
  • Apprenticeships
  • Studylink
  • Career possibilities
  • Permanent and Part-time job vacancies
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Information on GAP Years

Careers @ Middleton also offers:

1. Gateway programme

Gateway is funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and designed to enable pupils to undertake workplace learning in a wide range of occupations at no cost. This is a great opportunity for 48 motivated Year 11-13 pupils to gain experience and gain a minimum of 20 credits. Preference will be given to Year 12s and 13s.

Entry to the programme is by application only. The school reserves the right to select suitable pupils. Eligibility criteria includes pupils who have:

  • a very good attendance record
  • the ability to keep up to date with their academic studies while on placement
  • a desire to explore a particular career path
  • readiness to enter the working world but want some experience first
  • parental approval and support

Pupils attend their placement for one day per week for 6-10 weeks. There may also be options to complete a placement during the holidays or on some Saturdays.

2. S.T.A.R Courses

S.T.A.R.(Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) provides opportunities for pupils to gain skills and experience in industry. Pupils must apply for this course and have parental consent. Those entering this pathway must appreciate that it is a privilege and must show commitment to fulfilling all associated obligations.

S.T.A.R. may lead to further educational opportunities and experiences e.g. those pupils who have a particular interests may be able to pursue them through University courses.

3. Clifton Strength-finders

Year 12 & 13 pupils will find some clarification in matching their strengths to future endeavours through a completed Strengths Profile. Professional profiling and one-on-one follow-up sessions are conducted by the Careers Assistant.

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