Careers at XP HQ

At XP we have always had careers at the heart of our expeditions whether it’s working together with experts, out on fieldwork or creating our products. Given the importance of our career, its time to further develop and improve our programme throughout the school, not forgetting our XP16 provision

I would like to invite you check out our  XP Careers HQ Website

The website gives information on our career policy and programme we offer, helpful links and tools to aid guidance in GCSE options, post-16 & post-18 opportunities including university, apprenticeships & jobs of the future as well as details of careers related events happening throughout the school.  This website is designed to be continuously updated to make sure our learners:

  • Raise aspirations
  • Develop confidence in making decisions and career choices
  • Develop an understanding of the world of work and how to respond to changes in today’s workplace

Please explore the website and I hope you find it useful when supporting our young people with these all important decisions.  I would appreciate feedback on the website and please, do not hesitate to contact me Kathryn Burns, Careers Lead, [email protected] or submit form below Enjoy!

Post 16 providers open events

Post 16 Open Evenings 2021 – Year 10 & 11

Barnsley 6th form college  Tuesday 19 October, 4.00pm to 7.00pm

Club Doncaster Sports College Thursday 28 October 4.30pm to 6.00pm Virtual tour

UTC Wednesday 10 November 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Astrea Academy woodfields Virtual online open open evening anytime

Campsmount 6th form

If you are considering a course at Campsmount Post 16:

You can arrange to visit by telephoning 01302 700002 to make an appointment – please ask to speak to Miss Hudson or Mrs Wilson or email them via [email protected] or [email protected]


DEADLINE 30th November 2021

Doncaster College

Hall Cross 2nd December 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Higher Rhythm contact to arrange

John Leggott College    Sat 9th 0ctober 10am-1pm

Macauley 6th form virtual taster lessons

National Horseriding College 27th Oct- 10.15 – 12.15pm  19th Nov 10.15 to 12.15pm

New College Doncaster Saturday 16th October 10.00am to 2.00pm

North Lindsay College Wed 13th October 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Outwood Academy taster events

QPD Forces Prep

Ridgewood Academy Thursday 14th October 5pm to 8pm

Trinity Academy Wednesday 20th 5.00pm to 6.30pm


New College Doncaster Taster Day

C25 and C24 spent the day as college students at New College today. Many thanks to Brendan, Scott and the team for welcoming XP East and XP Year 11 and 10 students to allow them the opportunity of experiencing some of the courses on offer. Students each chose 3 courses and had a session in each subject for both BTEC and A Level courses. We had lots of positive feedback and really in-depth reflection on how the day had helped students begin to focus on their next steps after GCSE. As Careers Lead at both schools I look forward to supporting students in making applications to the numerous Post 16 provisions in the area.

C24 Virtual Work Experience

I am excited to say we are having our first Virtual Work Experience day at XP and XP East tomorrow 8th July. This will be for all our year 10 students at both school including the ones unable to attend at the moment, so a fully inclusive event. We have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to have a full day of employer based presentations and workshops. Students from XP East who are at home will be sent a link and Miss Parker and myself will support them through the day and the students in school will be supported by staff. This is an amazing opportunity to look through the lens of work with some key sectors onboard for the experience. As Careers Lead for both schools, I am super excited to be planning a range of Further Education and Careers opportunities for the next academic year so please watch this space for updates.


X24 & E24 College taster day postponed

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control Doncaster College have taken the difficult decision to postpone XP & XP East’s taster day until the next academic year. This delay is due to an increase in Covid cases and acting on Local authority guidance. I know the students were looking forward to this opportunity however their safety is our first priority.

As Careers Lead for both schools I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff for their support and assure parents/carers that these opportunities and more are planned for  2021/22 as they head into year 11. We are working with local Further education providers and  businesses to create meaningful insights into their options for the next steps on their academic journey.