Information for students

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

Careers Journey

Your careers journey will contain lessons in PSHE (Lifeskills), employer talks, workplace visits, events with local employers, colleges, training providers and apprenticeship providers.

All of these experiences and opportunities will help you to explore different careers, pathways and progression routes and find out more about the world of work. This will support you in making informed and realistic decisions for your next steps.

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]).

Following your guidance meeting, you will be provided with an action plan to support you with your next steps. This can be shared with your parent / carer to help them support you.

Careers Insight Talks

We invite people from a wide range of careers into the Academy on a regular to speak to students. Look out for upcoming speakers on the plasma screens. If you have any suggestions as to careers you would like to see feature in our careers talk programme, please let Mrs McDermott know.

Post 16 and Post 18 options


Useful Links

General Information

Guide to Post 16 Options

Year 11 Checklist 

National Careers Service - explore lots of different job profiles.

National Careers Service Leaflet 

MyPath - short videos covering a range of different jobs.

Icould - has thousands of resources including videos and job profiles. You can complete the Buzz quiz to explore careers linked to your personality traits.

BBC Bitesize Careers - a range of resources to help you explore careers including short career videos.

Skillsometer - Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing.


Writing a CV

CV Template 1

CV Template 2

Completing your first CV

Advice on writing a CV and letter of application

Work Experience

Advice of writing a work experience letter / email

Work Experience Letter Template


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