Student Careers

To contact our Independent Careers Advisor, Mr S Cooper please email: 

Please see below information on the careers offer at New Rickstones Academy 

In Year 8, students have assemblies and advice prior to making their option decisions. Students also receive Careers lessons though the Lifeskills element of the curriculum.

In Year 9 and 10, students start to prepare themselves for work by writing letters of application, preparing curriculum vitae and examining interview techniques through Lifeskills lessons

In Year 11, students prepare for college applications and subsequent interviews. All Year 11 students attend the Careers Fair, where they have the opportunity to meet local employers.

During Years 10 and 11, students may request an individual information, advice and guidance interview with Steve Cooper for impartial Careers guidance.

Students are made aware of specific jobs via Lifeskills lessons and careers interviews with Directions. Students can also ask tutors who contact our CEIAG co-ordinator or visit him directly.  Mr Grant promotes specific jobs through Lifeskills lessons and materials displayed around the Academy.

Please see below useful links

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

Keep up to date with the National Careers.

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers.

One of the most important questions when choosing what to study, where to study it - and even whether to study it - is 'Will I get a job at the end?' Another important question is 'What will I earn?' bestCourse4me is here to answer those questions. bC4me is free and utterly independent.

This site offers guidance on different types of apprenticeship and how to apply for them.  It also includes an Apprenticeship Vacancies section

UCAS provides application services across a range of subject areas and modes of study for UK higher education providers.  
Witham Sixth Form  - visit the website

Braintree Sixth Form -  Information about grants, bursaries and scholarships.

College Links

Find out about courses and qualifications on offer. Attend college open events to find out more about facilities and college life
The College at Braintree/Colchester Institute –
Chelmsford College –
Writtle College –