Careers

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:  jsingleton@samuelward.co.uk

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 www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

USEFUL CAREERS WEBSITES

 

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeshi

Apprenticeship vacancies and information, search and apply

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk 

Careers guides and info for students aged 13-18

www.icould.com

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

www.plotr.co.uk

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

www.careersbox.co.uk

Free online library of careers related film, news and information

www.careers4u.tv

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

http://www.thesource.me.uk

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

www.icanbea.org.uk

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

STEM

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

www.futuremorph.org

Career opportunities from Science and Maths

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

All about a future in engineering

POST 16 OPTIONS

www.ucas.com/progress

Online national prospectus for further education

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

www.ukcoursefinder.com

Quiz to choose uni courses

www.prospects.ac.uk

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

www.ucas.com

Database of all degree courses and entry requirements

www.unofficial-guides.com/guides

Info on universities

JOBS WITHIN THE NHS

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

Careers with the NHS

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk                      

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

VOLUNTEERING

www.do-it.org.uk

Volunteering opportunities for 16-25 year olds

www.communityactionsuffolk.org.uk

Volunteering opportunities in Suffolk

http://ncseast.co.uk

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