Since setting up the Careers and Preparing for Adulthood section of the school website, I have developed further links with work experience providers and other organisations who can help our school to extend its careers provision.

Currently, everything is on hold due to the impact of the coronavirus. I have used this time to streamline the websites that I believe are useful to our students and their families ( please see the tables below). Let me know if I have missed any out.

I am still keen to hear from you, or anyone you know, who could offer

  • Work experience
  • Work shadowing
  • Workplace visits
  • Or who would be willing to visit school and answer questions from curious students!

If you can help, please email me on [email protected]

In the meantime, stay safe, we will get through this, so let’s plan for the future !

A guide to our careers programme is available here

Our Provider Access Policy can be viewed here

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

Information for all students, parents and carers

National Careers Service website, free to use


Apprenticeship website


Government website explaining when students can leave school


Government website which helps students to find traineeships. These, in turn can lead onto an apprenticeship


Useful website explaining how to find an apprenticeship



Tips on finding a good apprenticeship


Good explanation of how apprenticeships are structured


How to get additional help to access work if you have a disability of any kind


This lists all organisations that have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme

Information about financial support for students and their families

Information about financial assistance for students in education

Young people focused site with career information on jobs within the NHS

Free online library of careers related film, news and information

 Information about university courses

Post 16 Child Benefit Information


DOSH Financial Advocacy



Information for Essex students, parents and carers

The local offer from Essex: this is your starting point


Adult Community Learning, supported learning

Colchester Institute

Chelmsford College

Seevic College

Thriftwood College

Writtle University College 

To find out about opportunities to do voluntary work


Independent parent carer forum for the whole of Essex


Specific support aimed at people with autism, from Essex County Council


Local groups in Essex for people with autism


Designed to give you an understanding of your personality and the career areas that you would be best suited to.


Labour market information for Essex

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Careers guide for young people


Information for Suffolk students, parents and carers 

The Local Offer for Suffolk: this is your starting point

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 Suffolk New College ( this now includes what used to be Otley College)

West Suffolk College


A quiz to generate a few ideas


Find a job or career in Suffolk based on your specific interests


Suffolk County Council’s Post 16 travel policy


Organisations offering volunteering opportunities within Suffolk



Labour market information for Suffolk

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