Advice and Guidance

Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) is provided at Samuel Whitbread Academy through the Careers Leader Miss E Foreman and 4YPUK who are our independent IAG Consultants.

4YPUK: The 4YPUK Careers Adviser Rose Birmingham is available for 1:1 appointments to talk though options and career ideas including apprenticeships, college courses, employment, training etc. Appointments are held in in Room 910 (Library).

Apprenticeships, CV, Cover Letters and Work Experience information can be obtained from Miss E Foreman .


Chartered accountants play a vital role in the running of organisations. They offer advice, assurance and information that shape business-critical decisions. You can become a chartered accountant via the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


All About School Leavers

This website offers tonnes of information about all career routes, not just apprenticeships and school leaver programmes! There are pages of information on university, gap years and further education so students can explore the full spectrum of options.

National Apprenticeship Service

Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, while earning a salary, inside some of Britain’s best companies.

Bedford College

Bedford College offers a wide range of courses, from apprenticeships, school leavers and higher education.

Colleges in Bedfordshire

View the dates available for open days of other schools and colleges in Bedfordshire.

Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter

There are multiple sites available that offer advice and guidance on writing your CV and covering letter for job applications. Here are a few we recommend.

CITB: Construction Industry Training Board

The Industry Training Board is a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales. They work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.


Considering a career in construction? Explore GoConstruct and use the online tools to find out what a career in construction can offer you, whether you're starting out or considering a career change.

Employment for Students: Student jobsite

Helping you find, win and progress through the very best part time jobs to graduate jobs (and everything in-between).

Engineering Careers

Engineering Careers is the online gateway to engineering and manufacturing careers brought to you by Findlay Media, manufacturing industry’s leading independent website and magazine publisher. This website provides a start point for teachers, parents and young people wanting to know more about career opportunities in UK manufacturing and engineering.

University Fair and latest Edition of Loud Magazine

Are you thinking about heading to university, or what career options are out there? Then Loud is here to help. Loud features the latest opportunities for college leavers and 6th formers. We also interview the latest music artists & give you the chance to write for us. Once you’ve signed up you will receive 4 issues per year for free.


By uploading your CV and details onto Milkround the website will find relevant jobs for you that relate to information you provide them with.

North Hertfordshire College

North Hertfordshire College offers a wide range of courses, from apprenticeships, school leavers and higher education.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.

National Citizen Service

NCS brings young people together from all different backgrounds in a common purpose and by offering new experiences. It gives them the chance to take on new challenges, learn new skills and meet new people. This helps discover their own talents and realise their potential whilst having fun.

Not Going to Uni

 The one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.

NHS Careers

Make a difference with a career in health. Get all the information you need to take the next step in your career.

PreMed Course April 2016

Find out more about the PreMed Course by downloading the document below.

Raising Participation Age

The government has changed the law so that from start of the 2013/14 academic year, all young people are required to continue in education or training:

  • Until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17.

  • From summer 2015 this will be until their 18th birthday.

This does not necessarily mean staying in school; young people have a choice about how they continue in education or training post-16, which could be through:

  • Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider.

  • Full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training.

  • An Apprenticeship

Volunteering: Youth Action Central

Youth Action is for young people aged 13-19* living in (or attending school in) Central Bedfordshire.

We can link you to opportunities in volunteering: at local events, in conservation work, retail, sports and much more, and we will support you right through your volunteering experience.  All of our opportunities are fun and free.