Our Career Programme



At Downs View we have a dedicated Lead Teaching Assistant (LTA) who is a trained Job Coach. She provides career and work related learning.

Our career programme is centred on increasing our learners’ employability skills. Each term has a different focus:

  • Autumn term: Exploring different careers

  • Spring term: Career choice

  • Summer term: Developing understanding of preferred career

More information about this can found within our Curriculum Framework.

Our programme includes appropriate work experience, work-place learning and work placements.  

Examples include:

  • Eden Perfumes 

  • Brighton & Hove City Parks – grounds and parks maintenance department

  • the SCOPE shop

  • AMEX

  • Pizza Express


  • Fab Cafe

  • The Grange

The placements are tailored to the individual’s interests and aspirations.  

You can read more about these opportunities in the Downs View Work Experience Policy.

We are always looking to expand and develop this area. We are keen to hear from any local businesses interested in getting involved with our work experience and work placement programmes. 

If learners, parents and carers, teachers or employers have any comments, feedback, suggestions or would like to get involved in our careers programme please use our Contact Form .