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Our careers team


The Careers Leader at The Everitt Academy is Alison Whitefield.


Alison can be contacted for further information about the careers programme at The Everitt Academy using the details below:



T: 01502 559330

Careers Programme Information


The careers programme at The Everitt Academy utilises links with local colleges and other providers, ensuring that students are given first-hand experience of Post-16 options when they are in KS4. Students have the opportunity to study at both East Coast and St Edmunds College, working towards City and Guilds qualifications in mixed trade and motor mechanics. Where possible, students are provided with bespoke work experience placements with their own interests at heart. In school, all KS4 students have a careers session allocated once per week, and lower down the school students have a chance to study careers in PSHE lessons. Visits to local colleges take place throughout the year, giving students an inside look at post-16 options. Due to the vulnerable nature of the students on roll and the significant chance of NEET, the school works with the Early Help Team to ensure student, family and school are all working together when it comes to applications and next steps. 


Measuring Impact


Students themselves provide feedback around the careers and college links, which goes some way to measuring impact. Behaviour is also analysed, to see if an upturn can be linked to engagement with careers and futures. Ultimately, success comes down to students being in education or employment Post-16. 

Links to local providers 

Other useful links


Catch22 Apprenticeships and Employability - Catch22 supports individuals into work and training through high quality and responsive apprenticeships, vocational training and employment support programmes that are tailored to the needs of individuals.


National Careers Service - a comprehensive careers website with job profiles, outlining: the skills required, main tasks, pay levels and career prospects for hundreds of different jobs. There is also guidance on the different stages in getting a job.


Amazing Apprenticeships - A website with up to date information about what an apprenticeship is, whether it is right for you, how they work and how to go about getting one. Lots of information and support for pupils and parents/carers if this is an area of interest.