Careers, Advice & Guidance

For any questions about careers, university or generally about your future you should contact our Business & Enterprise Team, led by Mrs Bingham

We will refer you to an independent careers advice and guidance professional if you need it.

Click on the image on the left for details about the national requirement to remain in education to the age of 18

Your Careers Entitlement

Here at The Bulwell Academy we believe that your first day at school is the time that you should be really thinking about what you do when you leave.  We think that your education is the beginning of your journey to enter the world of work.

All students are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance that is impartial and confidential. We believe that students and parents have an entitlement to support and this can be read by clicking on the following link: Your Entitlement

Each year we have a range of activities that are designed to help you to explore what jobs or industries might be best for you.  We invite employers and specialists to come in to school to share their expertise and we organise trips and visits so that you can see the world of work for yourself.

Click on the images below to find out more about the Careers Activities for your Year Group

For full details about our approach, please view the Business & Enterprise Team Delivery Plan 2017-2018: Supporting Careers Advice & Guidance


In the know - Job Market Information

The National Careers Service (NCS) publishes regular East Midlands Labour Market Updates.

These bulletins cover sectors in the East Midlands where jobs are growing with local labour market information (LMI) including links to business / jobs news, employment trends, and upcoming events. To view the latest update click here: NCS East Midlands LMI Update

You can sign up for future regular NCS updates by emailing

Useful Websites

As well as making the most of all the opportunities that the Academy offers, it is really important to develop the skills to explore the world of work and future career options on line.

We have selected a number of websites that provide detailed information to inform future choices.

Careers Guidance Websites (General Information)


Information and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. 

Search for career ideas, advice and tips. Take a quiz to find out what you're like and what you could do

Career advice and guides
with jobs and apprenticeships.

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One-stop shop for career inspiration, preparation and guidance

Nottinghamshire Futures for careers advice, employment training and apprenticeships.

Other options to explore... for students who have decided not to go to univiersity.

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related films, news and information


Essential free careers guidance

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Helping young people into the world of work.

Help with university applications

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UCAS - Information for sixth formers who are thinking about applying for university

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University, school leaver and career advice

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Prospects for graduate jobs, postgraduate study, advice about work experience, internship opportunities and graduate careers



Government website with information for students about apprenticeships and traineeships and links to the National Apprenticeships site for that all important search.

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Nottinghamshire Futures advertise apprenticeship opportunities

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Inspirational and informative resources helping to explain apprenticeships to students, teachers and parents

Find Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Search Made Simple - The place for budding apprentices to find their ideal apprenticeships!



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Local Training Providers

There are organisations who can help you find placements with employers where you will receive training in the workplace or on day-release at college:

  • Prostart - Business, Admin & Finance; Creative Media; Engineering
  • Metropolitan - Construction & the Built Environment, Creative Media
  • Chamber of Commerce - Business, Admin & Finance; Construction & the Built Environment; Creative Media
  • Webs Training - Business, Admin & Finance
  • Interserve - Business, Admin & Finance; Construction & the Built Environment; Engineering; Health & Social Care
Industry Specific Websites

Most industries have websites dedicated to providing young people with information about their particular industry as well as guidance on the skills and qualifications required to enable a great career.

Motor Industry

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Health & Social Care

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Hospitality & Catering

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Science & Maths (STEM) Careers

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Creative Industries & Media

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Searching for Jobs

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Contact Us

Careers Lead:

Mrs A M Bingham

Careers & Progression Manager:

Mr K Turner

Key Documents

Your Careers Entitlement

Provider Access Policy


CET Careers Programme Information
(Creative Education Trust)

Career Mark Standard

In 2016, The Bulwell Academy was awarded the Career Mark Quality Standard.

Click on the image above to read the report.

Gatsby Career Benchmarks

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