Careers Information

Any business, college or independent training provider wanting to provide information to our students can contact Mrs S Richmond CEIAG co-ordinator, on 023 80891192 or via email to organise a meeting. Please see full Policy Statement on provider access here.

The Academy believes that every individual should be prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, and that this preparation should be an important and distinctive element of the curriculum.

The Academy will ensure that each pupil’s curriculum is broad and balanced to meet career aspirations as they develop, and that there will be equality of access to all teaching and learning strategies irrespective of gender, race, creed and ability. This will be achieved through consultation with the Local Board of Governors, teachers, pupils, parents/ carers, and the statutory Independent and impartial careers advice commissioned by the academy.

Please find the Academy Policy on Careers advice and guidance here

Resources for year 11 students and parents/carers - Career support through Coronavirus.

Careers Interviews

Our independent careers adviser from Hampshire Futures will be available for appointments from September. Any student who would like an appointment should inform Mrs Richmond or their tutor.

Information for year 9 options can be seen here from our Careers Advisor.

Please click here for the Careers Programme 2019-20.

Calendar of Events

w/c 16 September 2019: Year 7-10 Assembly & Tutor activities on Employability Skills

19 September 2019: Year 10 & 11 Assembly – Brockenhurst College

23 September 2019: Year 10 Assembly – Work Experience launch

23 September 2019: Year 10 Parent Meeting re work experience (6:30pm)

25 September 2019: Year 10 & 11 Careers Adviser - Introduction and support available

26 September 2019: Year 7 - 10 Exxon Science Shows

04 October 2019: Year 10 & 11 Assembly – Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

11 October 2019: Year 10 & 11 Assembly – Southampton City College

12 November 2019: Year 11 Parent Evening with Information Event on colleges and apprenticeships

13 November 2019: Year 9 Learn with US University visit (G&T)

19 November 2019: Year 10 Solomon Theatre Company ‘Choices’ performance

27 & 28 November 2019: Year 8 MyBnk sessions

28 November 2019: Year 11 Revision Workshops run by University of Southampton

29 November 2019: Year 10 & 11 Assembly - Allied Health Professionals

02 December 2019 Year 10 Talk The Talk - Talk About Communication

20 January 2020: Year 11 Student briefing for Mock Interview Event

21 January 2020: Year 8 Learn with US University visit (G & T)

11 February 2020: Year 7-10 Careers Assembly & Tutor activities - National Apprenticeship Week

10 February 2020: Year 11 Mock Interview Event (4 – 6 pm) Interviews are always daunting when you have never met the person before but the more you can practice the better you will be. This is a great opportunity for Year 11 students to experience a real job interview with an experienced interviewer. The event takes place between 4.00pm and 6.00pm. The students need to prepare a CV in advance and research the job they are interested in. Students only attend for their 20 minute interview at a time to suit them. They should where business clothes or school uniform for the interview.

03 & 04 March 2020: Year 10 Learn with US (G&T) Multidisciplinary research project

26 & 27 March 2020: Year10 MyBnk Sessions

28 April 2020: Year 7 Learn with US university visit (G & T)

30 April 2020: Year 10 The Big Bang @ Solent Fair

March 2020: Year 7 University of Southampton workshop ‘Who goes to Uni?’

23 March 2020: Year 9 Future Choices Event

29 April 2020: Year 9 Guided Choices Evening – Careers adviser in attendance


25 June 2020: Year 9 Get Inspired - New Forest

July 2020: Year 10 Brockenhurst College & Totton College Taster Days

Further Information

College Open Evening Calendar 2019-2020

College Open Evening Calendar Monthly 2019-20

40 Questions to ask when visiting Colleges

Finding an Apprenticeship 2019-20

How to write a personal statement

Post 16 Choices

Useful Career Websites

What are my Post 16 Options

A to Z of Careers

Choosing your GCSE options

Gap Year Activities

Study Abroad


Careers Assembly Presentation

College Interview Questions

Useful websites

We recommend the following websites for students to research possible careers and further education.

Are you 13—19 and living in the South of England? Careerpilot has the information you need to help you plan your future study and work.

Want to know:

Your choices at 14, 16 and 18?

More about different job sectors and what they are looking for?

Information on routes to different qualifications including apprenticeships and university level study?

Your skills and how to use them?

Get ALL the information you need to help you plan your future study and work at one place at

Students should register on the website and then they can save all their research on selected career areas. In addition they can do a skills test which will help put together a CV.

The website also has a Parent Zone so they can support a child to make the right choices at 14, 16 and 18.

Careers site for 11-24 year old students that provides students and parents with 24/7 access to up to date and accurate Careers Information. Students can::

  • record careers learning and reflect upon it, including the skills you are developing. This helps you to remember what you have participated in and reflect upon what you have learned.

  • Create a personal profile to help identify jobs and training that will suit you.

  • Explore jobs to find out what you could do.

  • Search for live vacancies in the area.

  • Explore different qualifications and training routes.

  • Use an interactive map to find colleges, universities and training providers near you

Useful careers guidance and careers zone focused on different jobs, what to study and how to get there.

Watch videos of people talking about a wide variety of job roles.

National Careers Service

This is the government website for adults and young people. It contains job profiles, career tools to develop skills, CV Builder and access to advice via phone or online chat. There is a section for 13-16 year olds with information to help choose options at key stage 3 and key stage 4.

With an increasing number of employers welcoming apprentices, there are more opportunities than ever to get inside some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the country. Search and register for Apprenticeships on the website.

This website contains information on higher education courses. It is really useful to help make choices for post 16 options as you can see what subjects you need to study to be accepted on degree courses.