Information for Parents

The Careers Learner journey is a visual map of the careers programme at Castle View Enterprise Academy from when students start in year 7 until you leave in year 11.

Careers Journey

A student’s careers journey includes lessons in PSHE (Lifeskills), employer talks, workplace visits, events with local employers, colleges, training providers and apprenticeship providers.

All of these experiences and opportunities allow students to explore different careers, pathways and progression routes and find out more about the world of work. This helps them to make informed and realistic decisions for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

Careers Guidance

As part of our careers programme, all year 11 students are provided with a one to one guidance interview with our qualified careers advisor and Careers Leader, Mrs McDermott.

Guidance Interview

Students in all years can request a careers guidance interview by speaking to or emailing Mrs McDermott (Careers Leader) or by contacting the Careers Team ([email protected]).

Dates and times of careers events including college and sixth form open events are shared via the Academy email, notices on the Careers Teams page and Latest News on the Academy website.

Post 16 Pathways and Progression

All young people in England must continue in education or training until 18 years of age. Young people have the following choices at the end of year 11:

  • Full time study at a college, sixth form or training provider
  • Full time work or volunteering combined with part time education of training
  • An apprenticeship
  • A traineeship


Useful Links

General Information

Guide to Post 16 Options

Year 11 Checklist 

National Careers Service - explore lots of different job profiles.

Parents Guide to T Levels

Parental Guidance offers advice and information on all aspects of the process of career choice for young people aged 13 to 25.


Sunderland College

Newcastle College

Gateshead College

East Durham College

Northern School of Art

South Tyneside College

Newcastle Sixth Form College

Durham Sixth Form Centre

New College Durham

Sixth Forms

St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College


St. Anthony's & St. Aidan's Catholic Sixth Form

Training Providers (Apprenticeships and Training Courses)

BL Hairdressing – Hairdressing, barbering, beauty.

Chameleon Training - Motor vehicle training

Learning Curve - Construction (including bricklaying, carpentry & joinery), painting & decorating.

Milltech – Motor vehicle, customer service, sales & telesales, warehousing & logistics.

Penshaw View Training - Business, customer service, contact centre, warehousing & logistics.

Phoenix Employment Training Academy Ltd – Bricklaying, carpentry & joinery, warehousing & logistics.

Resources North-East - Construction, business administration, I.T., plastering, sales & telesales, hair & beauty, health & social care, carpentry & joinery, customer service, retail.

Seta – Engineering, automotive manufacturing, business administration, customer service, warehousing & logistics, manufacturing & related industries.

Springboard North-East - Business administration, customer service, construction, creative media, retail, health & social care, hair & beauty therapy, horticulture, childcare, hairdressing, motor vehicle, ICT, sales & telesales, sport, teaching assistant, warehousing and logistics.


Top Apprenticeship Employers

Find a Traineeship / Traineeships Factsheet

Apprenticeships – Students Guide

National Apprenticeship Service - Getting Started

National Apprenticeship Service - Apply for an Apprenticeship

Parent Guide to Apprenticeships


Parent Guide to Traineeships