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The Duke of York's Royal Military School

A co-educational boarding school for students aged 11-18

Careers Education

Students benefit from attending Careers Workshops with our Independent Careers Advisors. This enables us to provide detailed and personalised Career Guidance to every student.

Students are also able to book one to one interviews with our Independent Careers Advisors, who are in School thirty-four days a year. These can be used to discuss any post-18 pathways which may be of interest. Appointments are made through the School’s Librarian and Careers Leader, Mr. King.

To allow our students to interact with professionals from a wide variety of fields, we organise a “Dukies Inspiring Dukies” day where alumni of the School are invited back to discuss their careers with current students. This day is always very well received; students get the chance to make connections with adults working in many different professions. Careers represented at past events have included Engineers from Boeing, Paramedics, Theatre Directors, Lawyers, Army Officers and many more.

Each term the School welcomes Career Advisors from all three Armed Forces. Students can make appointments to talk to these advisors and can also use them to prepare for interviews for the armed forces, some of which take place in Canterbury, whilst others are conducted here at School.

We have a well-stocked Library with a designated careers section, which includes information on University courses, apprenticeships, gap years, student finance, armed forces careers, along with more general careers guidance. This also includes resources on UCAS personal statements, interview techniques and advice on CV building.

In PSHEE lessons, students are supported in writing their CV, research potential career paths and perform mock job interviews.

Careers Advice for Students

Use the drop-downs below to find out more about careers you are interested in.

Armed Forces

Army Careers Information Sheet

Royal Air Force Careers Information Sheet

Royal Navy / Royal Marines Information Sheet

Medical Careers

Dukies Careers Week 2023

Careers – Provider Access


This statement sets out the School’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the School for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the School’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Student entitlement

All students in years 7-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests


A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr Stephen King, Careers Leader, telephone 01304 245035, email:

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the School’s careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into School to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.