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:

Careers Lead - Kerrie Cavilla-Perkins /
Careers Practitioner - Jacqui Singleton /
Telephone: 01440 761511

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

Useful Careers Websites
Gov UK Apprenticeship Application Apprenticeship vacancies and information, search and apply
National Careers Service Careers guides and info for students aged 13-18
I Could Lots of videos you can explore by employment sector or life theme
Startprofile Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
Careers Box Free online library of careers related film, news and information
Amazing Apprenticeships We deliver national projects designed to inform and inspire England’s students about apprenticeships on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Service.
The Source The Source can help you find out where to access support in your local community
I Can Be A A local social media style careers website with information about work, careers and training opportunities.
Career Pilot Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) specific websites
Future Morph Career opportunities from Science and Maths
Tomorrow's Engineers All about a future in engineering
Post 16 Options
UCAS Progress Online national prospectus for further education
Higher Education
UK Course Finder Quiz to choose uni courses
Prospects A good resource for anyone thinking about university, careers you can reach from your subjects and job hunting trends
UCAS Database of all degree courses and entry requirements
Which University Your journey to uni starts here <
Jobs within the NHS
NHS Careers Careers with the NHS
Step Into the NHS Young people focused site with career information on jobs within the NHS
Do It Volunteering opportunities for 16-25 year olds
Community Action Suffolk Volunteering opportunities in Suffolk
National Citizen Service East National Citizenship Service – an exciting opportunity to take on new challenges, gain new skills and experience new things.
Endeavour Transport Card The Endeavour Card is a smartcard for 16 to 19 year olds for whom travel may be a barrier to get to work, training or education.