Careers Information

The Academy believes that every individual should be prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, and that this preparation should be an important and distinctive element of the curriculum. 


The Academy will ensure that each pupil’s curriculum is broad and balanced to meet career aspirations as they develop, and that there will be equality of access to all teaching and learning strategies irrespective of gender, race, creed and ability.  This will be achieved through consultation with the Local Board of Governors, teachers, pupils, parents/ carers, and the statutory Independent and impartial careers advice commissioned by the academy.

Please find the Academy Policy on Careers advice and guidance here

Year 10 Work Experience Parents Meeting: Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 7.00pm in the main hall at New Forest Academy

Year 10 Work Experience
: Monday 21 May to Friday 25 May 2018

Year 11 Apprenticeship Event with Parents Evening:  Monday 13 November 2017, 4.00pm until 7.00pm
Information sessions from training providers and employers. 

Year 11 Mock Interview Event:  Monday 12 February 2018
Interviews are always daunting when you have never met the person before but the more you can practice the better you will be. This is a great opportunity for Year 11 students to experience a real job interview with an experienced interviewer. The event takes place between 4.00pm and 6.00pm. The students need to prepare a CV in advance and research the job they are interested in. Students only attend for their 20 minute interview at a time to suit them. They should where business clothes or school uniform for the interview.

Careers Interviews
Kate Prowse, our independent careers adviser, is in school on Thursdays during week 2.  Any student that would like an appointment should inform Mrs Oldham or their tutor. Kate is happy to help students with apprenticeship and college applications.  Information for year 9 options can be seen here from our Careers Advisor.

Further Information

Useful websites

We recommend the following websites for students to research possible careers and further education.

National Careers Service 

This is the government website for adults and young people. It contains job profiles, career tools to develop skills, CV Builder and access to advice via phone or online chat.   There is a section for 13-16 year olds with information to help choose options at key stage 3 and key stage 4.

Success at School

This website allows students to explore their career and study choices and connect with employers. Year 9 students have been given their log-ons to use this website to help with option choices.


With an increasing number of employers welcoming apprentices, there are more opportunities than ever to get inside some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the country. Search and register for Apprenticeships on the website.


This website contains information on higher education courses. It is really useful to help make choices for post 16 options as you can see what subjects you need to study to be accepted on degree courses