Careers Guidance & Inspiration Policy

  • Student Entitlement document
  • Work experience documents (letter and application)
  • Cambridge University Hospitals work experience programme
  • SCC yr8 Choices doc
  • SCC Options after yr11 doc
  • Options applications forms, KS 3,4 & 5

Samuel Ward Academy view careers guidance and inspiration as integral to the work throughout the school.   Our vision is to develop a learning community that broadens horizons and raises aspirations through meaningful and powerful links and contact with employers and local businesses.  Learners will develop and apply a range of employability skills throughout their time in school and sixth form and develop knowledge and research skills to ensure future pathways are fully informed and allow a clear sense of direction.

If you have a question or queries regards the careers programme at Samuel Ward Academy or would like to arrange a careers interview please contact:

Jacqui Singleton,  Careers Lead, Telephone: 01440 761511 -  Email:

The Academy also ‘buy in’ independent and impartial guidance from an external advisor, please contact Jacqui Singleton if this service is required.  Alternatively careers advice can be sought from


Apprenticeship vacancies and information, search and apply 

Careers guides and info for students aged 13-18

Lots of videos you can explore by employment sector or life theme

A careers site aimed at 11-24 year olds, with useful content in ‘Career Worlds’

Free online library of careers related film, news and information

Videos on lots of different jobs, and students talking about Apprenticeships, university and jobs

The Source can help you find out where to access support in your local community

 A local social media style careers website with information about work, careers and training opportunities.


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

Career opportunities from Science and Maths

All about a future in engineering


Online national prospectus for further education


Quiz to choose uni courses

A good resource for anyone thinking about university, careers you can reach from your subjects and job hunting trends

Database of all degree courses and entry requirements

Info on universities


Careers with the NHS                      

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


Volunteering opportunities for 16-25 year olds

Volunteering opportunities in Suffolk

National Citizenship Service – an exciting opportunity to take on new challenges, gain new skills and experience new things.