Careers Information

Careers education, guidance and advice is an integral part of your child's curriculum and experience at Ashington Academy. Alongside our efforts, home support and guidance is critical to help your child make post-16 decisions that are best for them.

Careers Research - click on Tools and Resources and then Careers Search. Provides a detailed description of hundreds of job, plus qualifications needed, training routes, skills and qualities for entry. They also have an 'ideas quiz' for career ideas that may suit you. - Job profiles - career info by section, plus personality quiz

Careers - BBC Bitesize

Unifrog - The complete destinations platform.

Higher Education - clear articles about different jobs, typical days, entry requirements, pay and the best & worst bits about the job. - find suitable universities and courses. - compare and contrast university data to include student satisfaction, employability figures etc.

Apprenticeships - live apprenticeship vacancies - live apprenticeship vacancies as well as internships - live apprenticeship vacancies, as well as other post 18 options.

Amazing Apprenticeships – Government information about apprenticeships and vacancies

Job Search - live vacancies, recruitment support and CV matching service. - live vacancies, recruitment support and CV matching service. - live vacancies, recruitment support and CV matching service.

Gap Years - everything you need to know about taking a gap year at home or abroad. - how to plan a year out. Links to 35 of the main gap year organisations. - overseas voluntary projects with a large number of placements worldwide.

Career Guides

How to become...


An A&E nurse in the UK 

A fertility clinician 

An investment banker 

An accountant 

An intellectual property analyst 

A criminal solicitor 

A family lawyer 

An HGV driver 

A dog groomer 

A stonemason 

A scaffolder

A construction manager