Careers Advice

Designated Careers Leader

The dedicated careers leader is Mr Tom Watson (Assistant Principal – Deep Experience), please contact him in the first instance via if you have any questions regarding careers provision within the Academy.

Our Academy has strong links with local colleges, apprenticeship providers, employers and other schools in the area to provide our students a range of choices for the end of Y11 and Y13.

Careers Education and Guidance Programme

The careers education and guidance programme at Outwood Academy Newbold seeks to positively support you to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.

As a student at Outwood Academy you are entitled to a careers education and guidance programme which:

  • Personal to you and always puts your interests first
  • Motivates and inspires you to consider all opportunities both within and outside Outwood Academy Newbold
  • Helps you to gain the skills you need to make your career ambitions a reality
  • Provides the support you need to be successful
  • Helps you access any additional support you might need
  • Is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of career pathways and local labour market information
  • Protects and respects your personal information and shares it only with your consent
  • We will support your career development in a number of ways including:

Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help you make decisions about your future;
Activities and events such as careers fairs;

Access to the career adviser in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning and results days;

Careers information and IT based careers programmes and information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites.

Careers Quality Award for Outstanding Careers Education, Advice and Guidance


We have been awarded the prestigious Careers Quality Award for Outstanding Careers Education, Advice and Guidance by the awarding body Prospects.

Acting chair of the Prospects accreditation board, Sue Thacker, added, ‘Both the Assessor and the Accreditation Board noted many areas of good and outstanding practice in a very strong CEIAG programme. The Board also agreed with the positive comments from the Assessor regarding the support for CEIAG from the senior leadership team, and how this contributes to making sure that careers work is embedded firmly into the life of the academy.’

The award can be seen in main reception and on the careers section of the academy website. The award will stand for three years until July 2020.

Outwood Academy Stable Careers Programme

Please use the link below to view the information outlining ‘Outwood Academy Stable Careers Programme’…


Check out the apprenticeships from all over Derbyshire that are currently available across a wide range of industry sectors, using the ‘AV Live Feed Widget’ below.


Click on the image below to visit The CareersInc Portal.
The link can be used to visit the CareersInc website which has a range of useful resources and lessons.

Careers Standard Accreditation


Careers Websites

Click on the image below to take you to a list of careers websites.