Careers Education

School Careers Leader - Karen Cannard

Telephone: 01284 413400

If you have any questions or queries regards the careers programme at Sybil Andrews Academy, please contact Karen Cannard

A summary of the careers programme, including details of how pupils, parents, teachers and employers may access information about the careers programme, can be accessed by contacting Karen.

Additional careers advice can be sought from

Careers Resources
Suffolk Work & Skills: Information for young people aged 13-19. 3rd Edition
This is an online version of one of the publications that we use in school. It provides a useful picture of the region's Labour Market Information, including the key  employment sectors, related occupations, skills required and potential salaries. It also includes lots of links to specialist sector website. An excellent guide for students, parents and teachers.
The careers site Success at Schools has published a useful resource for parents and carers. Access the free Careers eBook for parents by clicking on the image below.
The following websites provide a range of additional careers information and tools that can help students explore future options.
Focuses on jobs and careers in Suffolk and Norfolk based on your skills and interests.
Research your favourite subjects and discover how these might be relevant to future study or jobs. Check out the search facility on BBC Bitesize, which has a range of articles that might interest you.
Career videos and written articles covering lots of occupations. Try the BuzzQuiz.
An online library of careers related films, news and information.
A range of career tools that helps you explore careers, training and suitable jobs. Also includes a skills assessment questionnaire.
A Suffolk website for information about issues that may affect students including careers information.
Updated fortnightly by New Anglia LEP, this is a great source of vacancy information across all the key employment sectors in Suffolk and Norfolk.
Information on apprenticeships, including links to the 'Find an Apprenticeship' service.
Contains concise summaries of every apprenticeship offered in England, plus general careers advice, real life stories, employer advertising and a directory of providers. The Guide is fully revised and updated annually, in collaboration with the National Apprenticeship Service.
A helpful overview of apprenticeships, including support for students and monthly resource packs for parents.
Higher Education - everything you need to know about higher education. A useful website for exploring university degrees and identifying the diplomas or A'Level qualifications that will be needed for your future steps. For students who want to go on to university, it is useful to check the requirements before you make our Post-16 choices. - what to study, where to go and how to get there. Has useful advice on selecting A'Levels as well as extra guidance on personal statements and applying.
General information - information about travel in Suffolk,  - articles, news updates and helpful information for parents and carers about the best way to advise your son or daughter.



New Anglia LEP is broadcasting live careers related interviews on YouTube, featuring business leaders and professionals from a wide range of sectors.

See the forthcoming live schedule and recorded interviews at




Post 16 Pathways
Career Pathway Guide - helping you choose which courses are right for you.
Next Steps - West Suffolk College video presentation
West Suffolk College Prospectus - 2020-21

This Year's Course Highlights


Case Studies




Useful College information


What next? Including how and when to apply.

Resources from other local Post-16 education providers will be included once we receive them.