AIM North London - Careers Plan 2023/24

How does AIM North London prepare students for the next phase of their education or employment?

AIM North London is committed to building 'Leaders for Tomorrow'. Our careers programme aims to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage all pupils to be a leader of self, a leader within their community and a leader in their career. 

Through a carefully sequenced programme of careers education and guidance, we are committed to ensuring all pupils make the most of their talents and go on to further and higher education, and that pupils are prepared for the next stages of their education, employment, self-employment or training. 

We fulfil this commitment by having a clear structure of career support for students throughout KS3, KS4 and KS5 as described in full by clicking the following link.

AIM North London Careers Plan
Our careers-focussed curriculum areas are further supported by Innervate Career Services, who are available every Tuesday at AIM North London for any student that wishes to discuss careers and careers options on a 1:2:1 basis. We also systematically schedule Year 11 and Year 13 students in for meetings with our Innervate Careers Service Counsellor. 

We believe that through this structured and sequenced career programme it allows the students at AIM North London to understand how their education equips them with the necessary Values, Habits, Skills and attitude for success in their next stage of education, training or employment and for their adult life.

Gatsby Benchmarks

In 2018, the government released a new careers strategy and statutory guidance for schools and colleges. It puts an increased focus on using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a framework for best practice around which we can build our own careers provision. Full information can be found at

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance: 

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Further Information

AIM North London's Careers plan will be updated regularly in accordance with updated Labour Market Information for Enfield, London and the UK. The next review is scheduled for July and will be informed using feedback from stakeholders within our community. 

For further details about our careers provision, its impact on students and our Careers Policy, please email

You can also find our Provider Access Policy (often referred to as the 'Baker Clause') by clicking here. This sets out the opportunities available for technical and vocational providers to speak to our pupils about the many pathways available to them in the future.