Over the next year, I will be working with my colleagues in school, with local colleges, training providers and employers to develop a careers programme which

  • Helps our students choose pathways that are appropriate to them individually, enabling them to achieve their full potential
  • Helps our students to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Have high aspirations for themselves
  • Enables our students to make a positive contribution to society

If you, or anyone you know, can offer our students work experience, the opportunity to work shadow or visit a workplace, please let me know.


If you know of organisations that could benefit our students and are happy to share this information, drop me an email at [email protected] and I will post the information on the website.


The websites listed below can assist you to explore possibilities for the future with your son/daughter.


Useful websites when considering post 16 options:


http://www.aclessex.com/      Adult Community Learning, supported learning


https://www.chelmsford.ac.uk/    Chelmsford College

www.uspcollege.ac.uk    Seevic College


https://www.colchester.ac.uk/    Colchester Institute


https://www.suffolk.ac.uk/   Suffolk New College


www.eastonotley.ac.uk  Otley College


https://writtle.ac.uk/  Writtle University College


www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund  information about financial assistance


https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship  apprenticeship vacancies, search and apply



Useful career websites:


https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/  Careers guides and info for students aged 13-18


https://guest.startprofile.com/   This is a free to access, Government supported, industry led website connecting young people to the world of work


https://icould.com/  Take the Buzz Quiz ( a fun personality quiz) to find out which animal you are


https://www.careersbox.co.uk/ Free online library of careers related film, news and information


http://www.careers4u.org/   Videos on lots of different jobs, and students talking about apprenticeships, university and jobs


www.healthcareers.nhs.uk  Careers within the NHS


www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk  Young people focused site with career information on jobs within the NHS


www.disabilityrightsuk.org  Lots of helpful factsheets including ones on employment and training











STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) specific websites:

http://www.futuremorph.org/  Career opportunities from science and maths


www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk  All about a future in engineering


 Volunteering and work experience:

https://do-it.org/  Volunteering opportunities for 16-25 year olds


https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/  National Citizenship Service – an exciting opportunity to take on new challenges, gain new skills and experience new things


Supported volunteering and work experience:




Information for students in Suffolk:




https://www.icanbea.org.uk/  Local social media style careers website with information about work, careers and training opportunities


www.communityactionsuffolk.org.uk  Volunteering opportunities in Suffolk


https://volunteersuffolk.org.uk/ More volunteer opportunities




https://infolink.suffolk.gov.uk/kb5/suffolk/infolink/localoffer.page?localofferchannelnew=0   Suffolk local offer


https://spcn.org.uk/   Suffolk Parent Carer network

Information for students in Essex:










Benefits and funding:


https://www.gov.uk/pip  For information on Personal Independence payments


https://www.familyfund.org.uk/   Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising young people with additional needs.



Other useful websites :







Get in Go Far is the government portal for information about apprenticeships, with a linked website to find live apprenticeship vacancies.

BBC Bitesize Careers is a brand-new, free resource for students. Alongside curriculum resources, there is now a wealth of careers inspiration and advice for your students.  Designed to support you in meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, these new resources offer:

  • A growing collection of job case studies across a wide range of sectors, supported with labour market information.
  • Links between curriculum subjects and the world of work, showing how vocational, apprenticeship and academic pathways can lead to success.
  • Information and guidance on skills for work, choosing options, work experience and more.

Success at School is a website for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.  Also offers paid resources.

Career Pilot Careers Information and tools for 11-19 year olds

Useful websites for Higher Education:

www.ucas.com Information about university courses