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Bexhill Academy is committed to preparing students for the world of work and supporting them to make informed decisions about their future options.  In 2014, Lord Sainsbury’s Gatsby Charitable Foundation published a report by Professor Sir John Holman, Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, titled ‘Good Career Guidance’. Eight benchmarks were identified and these are our core aspects of good careers and enterprise provision – these are referred to throughout our Careers Programme (Gatsby Benchmark 1 - A stable careers programme) and can be viewed on our careers information page:

The Careers Leader at Bexhill Academy is Catherine Davies, Executive Principal - contact can be made via the PA:

The Careers Adviser is Miss Tracey J Holden (OCR Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF))

2021-22 Weekly Careers Newsletters

College Events and Information 2021-2022

(Gatsby Benchmark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education)

We are hoping that visits to the local colleges will be possible this academic year.

Please check this page for updates and for links to the events. - Applying to College for Year 11

Students can access: - they will need to check their school email, for their username and password before using the application system.

Any queries please see Mr Eldridge

1-2-1 Careers Guidance Interviews

(Gatsby Benchmark 8 - Personal guidance)

Year 10 & 11 students will be offered a 1-2-1 Careers Guidance Interview with a qualified, professional adviser - Miss Tracey J Holden, our Careers Adviser, holds the OCR Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).

Students will receive an Action Plan as a record of their discussion and many with useful website links so they can access further information.  Interviews will begin with Year 10 during Term 6.

Students in other years groups may also request a 1:1 careers discussion.  Please email for an appointment.

Tracey can be located in the Careers Corner of the library - please do pop and see her for any careers related support.

Year 10 Work Experience

(Gatsby Benchmark 6 - Experiences of workplaces)

Why take part in work experience?

Taking part in work experience offers students a really valuable opportunity to experience the world of work, and encouraging young people to step out of their comfort zone is so important. It encourages them to think about what sort of job and work environment might suit them and to then reflect on the skills and experience that are needed for the work place. It is something really positive that students can include in their CV or personal statement, and it gives them something to talk about at interviews. Above all it can really help to develop confidence, a sense of responsibility and independence.

Work Experience takes place in Term 6 for our Year 10 students where they visit the world of work for five days - Monday 4 - Friday 8 July 2022

LMI for all

(Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information)

Labour Market Information (or LMI) can be a confusing concept to begin with but in truth, it’s much simpler than you might think.

LMI can help visual what the job market is like in a particular area of the country, or in a particular industry. It can outline how many people in a given area work within a particular industry (such as manufacturing, or health and social care) and which industries are set to grow in the next few years. This can be very useful when looking at changing careers, or planning future career ideas as it helps identify the likelihood of finding local opportunities in the future.

It can also show the average wages for a location or industry and average working hours to help you make well informed future decisions.

The expert advisers at the National Careers Service can help you understand the LMI in your area for free– call anytime between 8am and 10pm everyday on 0800 100 900 for free, impartial advice.

Be Ready

Our new careers on-line platform preparing you for the next steps in life

Exploring Career Ideas + Remote Learning

It is never too early to start thinking about what you might like to do and there are lots of great websites that offer you the opportunity to explore any ideas you may have. 

It is quite normal for ideas to change over time but the more ideas you have, explore and consider, the better informed you will be - helping you to make good decisions about which pathway to follow. 

If you are self isolating or working from home, there are some excellent websites to support your career journey - please check Barclays Life Skills - the budgeting section is recommended and if you enjoy computer coding and engineering have a look at Skills-Minor.

Icould videos are fun too and don't forget to do the buzz quiz to see what type of animal you are!

Not going to Uni videos on YouTube can support your CV writing, job applications and how to let an employer know if you are disabled - have a look and let me know how you get on.

If you need anything else please let me know: Tracey J Holden, Careers Adviser


(Gatsby Benchmark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education)