Careers Practitioner - Jacqui Singleton ( Level 6 Qualified )

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.
See our list of careers champions  

The impact of the career programme offered at Samuel Ward Academy is measured and assessed through the Government's standard Gatsby Benchmark process which is reviewed every 3 months. See our figures in comparison to the National average standard in the fourth slide of the above presentation.

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 Practitioner - Jacqui Singleton
Telephone: 01440 761511

We are always seeking new organisations and employers to support the delivery of our Careers and Aspirations programme, this includes regular events such as Careers Fairs, Mock Interviews, Speed Networking sessions as well as more personal workshops and discussions around your career pathway and specialist field of expertise, please email us if you are interested.

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
University and your future Identify your strengths and learn how to use your time at university to explore career options and prepare for future job roles.
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.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Series of Podcasts including general information and range of interviews with Healthcare apprentices:

Apprenticeship factsheets for each industry sector

Parent Champion resources to help parents to support their child with HE

Here's the Facebook page:

University of Suffolk course introductions:

UWE, Bristol - Inspirational career stories:

SWA Career Pathways videos