Careers Information

Any business, college or independent training provider wanting to provide information to our students can contact Mrs H Oldham, 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

Careers Interviews

Mel Lush, our independent careers adviser, is in school on Thursdays during week 2. Any student that would like an appointment should inform Mrs Oldham or their tutor. Mel is happy to help students with apprenticeship and college applications. Information for year 9 options can be seen here from our Careers Advisor.

Please click here for the Careers Programme 2018/19.

Calendar of Events

Year 10 Parent Meeting re Work Experience (7pm): 12 September 2018

Year 10 & 11 Presentation – Southampton City College: 20 September 2018

Year 10 & 11 Presentation – Richard Taunton Sixth Form College: 21 September 2018

Year 10 & 11 Presentation – Totton College: 26 September 2018

Year 10 & 11 Presentation – Brockenhurst College: 28 September 2018

MyBnk Sessions: 02 & 03 October 2018

Year 9 Learn with US University visit (G&T): 12 November 2018

Year 11 Parent Evening with Careers stands for colleges and apprenticeships: 12 November 2018

Speaker for Schools, Vanessa Clifford, CEO Newsworks: 16 November 2018

Year 11 Mock Interview Event: 19 November 2018. 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.

Y8-10 Presentation on the Army, 17th Port & Maritime Regiment, Marchwood: 28 November 2018

Year 8 Learn with US University visit (G&T): 30 January 2019

Careers Assembly - Non-steriotypical job roles: 11 February 2019

Year 10 Learn with US (G&T) Multidisciplinary research project: 05 & 06 March 2019

Y9&10 Assembly - Job Centre Plus Employment v Unemployment: 13 March 2019

Year 7 Learn with US university visit (G&T): 04 April 2019

Year 9 & 10 Big Bang Solent Fair: 25 April 2019

Year 9 Guided Choices Evening – Careers adviser in attendance: 01 May 2019


Y9 Get Inspired - New Forest: 27 June 2019

Further Information

A to Z of Careers

College Open Evening Calendar 2018-2019

College Interview Questions

Finding an Apprenticeship 2017-2018

Voluntary Work Leaflet

What are my Options?

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.

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.