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Castledon School

Castledon School

Employer and Community Partners

Pathway to employment

Pathway to employment is part of a wider educational package, which aims to equip learners with moderate learning difficulties to take the first step towards gaining employment through undertaking work experience.

Learners will be supported by learning mentors who are readily available to offer ongoing support in the transition from college to employment.  Alongside classroom-based careers coaching and enterprise, our learning mentors will develop individualised employability skills including Employability for Life and Talentino!

Our Talentino! Programme aims to improve the personal, social, educational and economic outcomes for young people with learning difficulties.

Students will have the opportunity to attend a work placement on one to three days per week with the remainder of the week studying vocational programmes, such as BTEC qualifications, as well as working towards qualifications in English and Maths.


We believe work experience offers our young adults:

  • Practical experience in an industry they wish to work in
  • Improved employment opportunities
  • Experience of teamwork and development of interpersonal skills
  • Better educational outcomes


Pathway to Employment leaflet

Our hope is that all our learners will progress into paid employment, apprenticeships or supported internships.

2017-2018 Employer Partners

CATS Tyres

North Crescent Primary School

Snakes Alive

To the Moon and Back

Yum Yum Café – New Life Church

Trends Boutique

Tiptree Café


2017-2018 Community Partners

Everyone Active Wickford Gym

St Andrew’s Church

RallySport Engineering Academy

Noo Yu Boxing

Bromfords School and Sixth Form College

Challenger Troop

SEEVIC College

SEC College


Motivated Minds