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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Students at The High Weald Academy are well-informed about the range of opportunities available to them in the local area, to continue their studies at Post-14, Post-16 and Post-18. This is especially important as the educational landscape develops around technical qualifications and apprenticeships.

We provide as much information as we are able through the pastoral system as well as through the curriculum. In addition we strive to build links with local providers in sixth form colleges and schools, higher education establishments, workplaces and apprenticeship providers and university. We have a close link with Pathways CTM, available to both Year 11 and Post 16 students, with a focus on apprenticeships in particular. This will enable all of our students to make the best possible choices.

Careers Websites and Information

UCAS website:  See also: UCAS Guide to writing a Personal Statement

Oyster (Gap Year Information) website:

Financial Times: Sign up to get free access to the Financial Times including links to careers tools and curriculum information.

icould: A small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice:

Information about apprenticeships

National Careers Service:

CareerMag: A brand new e-mag packed with advice and information on Apprenticeships and early careers. The first issue includes:

  • A unique guide to Apprenticeships
  • A look behind the scenes of six industry sectors
  • Advice on writing a CV
  • The secrets on how to succeed on your Apprenticeship journey
  • The truth - learner case studies and interviews
  • Uni or Apprenticeship? You decide?

Click the link to view the e-mag:

Traineeships: Traineeships are designed for young people who are motivated to work but do not have the skills or experience to get a job or apprenticeship. For more information on traineeships including how to apply click here.


Keep an eye on this page for details of vacancies and opportunities as they arise.

Our Careers Leader can be contacted on 01580 712754.