Careers Information

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Please note that this page contains information about the careers activities and provision at Bexhill Academy.  If you are seeking information about opportunities to join our staff team please visit our Vacancies and Recruitment page

Our Careers Lead is Donna Mills. Donna can be contacted via email .

Our Careers Advice is currently provided by My Future Starts Here. External advisers attend school weekly and meet with students. Our current priorities are Y11, SEND and Pupil Premium students.

Please feel free to contact Donna with regards to opportunities, support and information relating to careers provision at Bexhill Academy. We are excited about the further development and outreach with a wide range of employers and colleges.

Building an Alumni community to inspire our students

Alumni can be brought back to offer careers and education advice, mentor students, provide work experience placements and much more besides.

We need you

Please help us reach out to our former students using your own networks. From doctors to dancers, pilots to plumbers, we need alumni from a range of careers to open our students’ eyes to what’s possible.

If you are a former student or know of any who’d like to stay in touch and give back to their old school, please ask them to contact our Careers Adviser at:

Careers Provision

Gatsby Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme.  Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers. 

Our new Careers Programme for 2021-22 - we welcome feedback from pupils, parents, teachers and employers.  Please email for any comments on this  programme, thank you

Career Share!

Career Share is a new campaign to encourage parents and carers across Sussex to engage with and support their school’s careers activities.

Parents and carers are the biggest influencers on young people’s aspirations and conversations about careers can have a positive impact on grades, motivation to study and attitude to success.

By sharing stories about your career and life path you can make a positive impact on the lives of young people.  There are lots of ways youcan get involved, some only taking 5 minutes of your time!

Whatever path you have taken you can inspire, education and encourage young people by sharing the knowledge, networks and experiences you have gained along the way.

Please contact Donna Mills, our Careers Adviser,  to find out how you can support students at your child’s school, or complete the Pledge Card.

Thank you

Give An Hour campaign

GIVE AN HOUR seeks to galvanise the business community to deliver employer encounters in schools and colleges. Once a business volunteer has completed the campaign registration form on The Careers & Enterprise Company website, based on their location, they will be matched with an Enterprise Coordinator. The Enterprise Coordinator will support them to deliver employer encounters in their local area either directly with schools and colleges or via local career activity providers.

KEY MESSAGES:• In an hour, you could make a difference to the choices a young person makes about their future. • In an hour, you could change the course of a young person’s life just by sharing your story or helping them understand more about

the world of work. • In an hour, you can help young people to create new perspectives and inspire new ideas.

GIVE AN HOUR CAMPAIGN KEY BUSINESS BENEFITS:• Give back to the local community. • Support young people. • Help to develop a future workforce. • Increase the potential talent pipeline in the local area. • Inspire young people about different sectors/industries.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE WAYS BUSINESSES CAN GET INVOLVED: • Share their career journey in an assembly or classroom. • Bring a subject to life by sharing their industry experience. • Take part in a mock interview or CV writing workshop. • Speed networking. • Volunteer through local careers activity providers.

Labour Market Information (LMI)

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 visualise 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.

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