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Career Learning & Development

Newstead Wood is fully committed to its careers, education, information, advice & guidance (CEIAG) programme. Our aim is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make important choices at key transition points and be fully prepared for life beyond Newstead.

In-line with the Gatsby Benchmarks of good career guidance, we offer students numerous opportunities throughout Years 7-11, to gain an insight into the world of work and develop those all-important employability skills, these include:

Year Group

Career Provision

Year 7

  • Barclays Skills
  • Alumni engagement
  • Medical Mavericks Workshop

Year 8

  • Step into the NHS competition
  • Alumni engagement
  • Medical Mavericks Workshop
  • Healthcare Careers Discovery Day

Year 9

  • Morrisby Aspirations
  • Year 9 Subject Options Programme
  • Alumni engagement
  • Enterprise projects
  • Networking workshops
  • Medical Mavericks Workshop
  • Step into the NHS competition
  • Institute of Grocery Distribution – Networking Day

Year 10

  • Careers Week
  • Morrisby Aptitude Test/Fast Tomato
  • Alumni engagement
  • Networking workshops
  • Young Reporter Scheme

Year 11

  • One-to-one guidance interviews
  • Alumni engagement
  • Networking workshops
  • Young Reporter Scheme
  • Year 12 taster day


The majority of our students go on to Higher Education; many to Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities, and will benefit from exceptional support in relation to their transition; activities include:

  • Oxbridge, Elite University, MDV Mentoring for students applying to these Universities
  • Mock University Admissions tests
  • Practice University Interviews with key staff, Alumni or guest visitors
  • Help choosing the right course
  • Personal statement writing workshops
  • UCAS application process - step-by-step advice and guidance

We also recognise that there is an increasing interest in Degree Apprenticeships; we actively promote these opportunities through presentations and sharing information from organisations with our students.

Additionally, the following career learning and development activities are available to our Sixth Form students:

Year 12&13


  • Year 12 Work Experience Programme
  • Enterprise Projects
  • One-to-one guidance interviews
  • University presentations, visits and workshops
  • Apprenticeship presentations
  • CV workshops and interview preparation
  • Networking workshops
  • Young Reporter Scheme
  • Gap year information, advice and guidance
  • Alumni engagement
  • Morrisby



The impact of the Careers Programme is regularly assessed, in the form of continuous evaluation. We seek feedback from students, teachers and parents after key events so that we can tailor our programme to student's needs.

For more information about our Careers Programme, please contact:


Careers Leader: Mrs Abigail Brown

T: 01689 853626 | E: abrown@newsteadwood.co.uk


Careers Assistant: Mrs Caroline Green

T: 01689 853626 | E: cgreen@newsteadwood.co.uk


To sign up to our alumni network and find out how you could 
help support our current students, visit Future First

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