Every young person should leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.

As an Academy we believe this is really important. We have a statutory and moral duty to provide all registered students from Years 8 to 13 with Careers Information, Advice and Guidance to inspire and motivate our students to fulfil their potential. Much of our work to support the Gatsby Benchmarks is undertaken in our Ethics lessons as well as through activities and events we arrange for different year groups.

Those who are uncertain or unrealistic about career ambitions are three times more likely to spend significant periods of time not in education, employment or training (NEET).

We believe young people want and need to be well informed when making subject and career decisions, therefore we aim:

  • To provide face-to-face advice and guidance to build confidence and motivation.
  • To explore options and provide support to help our students make choices and complete a plan for the future; including further learning, training and employment.
  • To provide information from independent and external sources.

Mrs Sykes is our Careers Advisor.

“I have worked for many years as a Careers Advisor in other schools and colleges in Sheffield and Rotherham and am very pleased to have the opportunity to help students here at Brinsworth Academy”.

Mrs Sykes is based in the careers office in the library every Tuesday and will happily welcome any student if they wish to call in to ask for advice and information about their career plans at break or lunchtime. Mrs Sykes also welcomes emails from students and parents/carers wishing to book an appointment:

At Brinsworth we work closely with Julie Hussey, Rotherham Careers & Enterprise Coordinator as well as the Careers & Enterprise Company as part of their Sheffield City Region work.

Our careers policy, including provider access policy, can be accessed here.

Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance Poster


General Careers Information

Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

Success at School

National Careers Service

Barclays Life Skills

Careers Advice for Parents

National Careers Service Job Profiles

Shape Your Future Careers Ideas

Labour Market Information Rotherham

Labour Market Information South Yorkshire

Bitesize Careers: Careers Information and Advice About Applications

I Could: Careers Ideas to Inspire You



Local Colleges and How to Apply

Brinsworth Academy Sixth Form Prospectus


Apprenticeship Information

Amazing Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Internships

Apprenticeship Guide

Further Education – Apprenticeships

AMRC Training

Beetroot – Graduate Jobs, Apprenticeships and Work Placements


Applications and Interview Information

National Careers Service


Possible Career Ideas

Step Into the NHS

NHS Careers

Construction Jobs

Ministry of Defence

Rotherham Council



Local Further Education Colleges

Rotherham College

Dearne Valley

Sheffield College


Post-18 Universities and other options


Best Course For Me

Not Going to Uni



Local Universities

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield University


Careers Policy and Provider Access Policy

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