Welcome to Careers

A comprehensive Careers Information, Advice and Guidance programme is offered to help support your son/ daughter make informed choices about their future as they move through King Arthur’s. This programme is delivered through PSHE Focus days, curriculum and tutor time.  The programme aims to inspire students to raise their aspirations; achieve their goals; be confident to make the best choices for themselves; and prepare them for a successful and rewarding future.

The aim for a King Arthur’s student should be to research careers and future pathways with confidence, write CV’s, Covering letters and Application forms. They should be aware of their options post 16 and local and wider employment opportunities; be able to talk confidently about their future; they should know their target grades, and be able to agree an action plan with an Independent Careers Adviser.

King Arthur’s students and parents can access further careers information through the KA Careers E-library tab where you can find additional resources that help support the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Programme.

All students have access to Careers and Work Experience (Y10) support from the school Careers  & Work Experience Co-ordinator, Mrs Sarah Legg, and have access to independent and impartial Advice & Guidance from the Independent Careers Adviser, Wendy Watson, who is available in school every Thursday. All students in KS4 will be offered an appointment to discuss their plans with her. Parents are invited to attend these appointments or contact Mrs Legg or Ms Watson to discuss any concerns.

FE Colleges:

Strode College             Tuesday 23rd October  (6pm – 8.30pm)                                       Thursday 15th November  (6pm – 8.30pm)


Yeovil College              Tuesday 9th October  (5pm to 7.30pm)

Thursday 15th November (5pm -7.30pm)


Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater campus:       Wednesday 17th October  (5.30pm – 8.30pm)

Taunton Campus:            Thursday 18th October (6pm – 8pm)

Cannington Campus:      Saturday 17th November (10am – 1pm)


Kingston Maurward College

                                      Sunday 23rd September

Sunday 14th October

Saturday 18th November

Sunday 9th December

Sessions start at 10.15 or 11.15am- book                                     

Sixth Form Schools:

Sexey’s School             Tuesday 2nd October (6pm – 9pm)       

Gryphon School            Thursday 8th November (6pm -)

Gillingham School        Thursday 29th November (5.30/6.30pm start)


*This is not an exhaustive list. For further information go to individual College/school websites

Careers E-Library

National Careers Helpline / Website: This careers service can be found at: or Call: 0800 100 900

Apprenticeships: Information about Apprenticeships along with current vacancies can be found at: or


The official Government Careers website: check out Job Profiles for specific careers info and entry requirements.


The National Apprentice Service: all you need to know. If you register on here you can search for real apprenticeship vacancies.


The independent guide to universities: giving you the low-down


A new comparison website. Search information by university or course and find out statistics about student satisfaction, admissions, employability and much more.


Lots of information and real life stories about choosing and exploring careers ideas. Link them to your favourite subjects.


University isn’t the only path to success. From apprenticeships to debt-free learning, there are other opportunities out there: take a look at the options.

careersboxSelect by area of interest: real people talk about real jobs.


Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and career tools to help you decide. Includes information on opportunities in the South West.


The University application website: research Higher Education, Universities and degree level courses in the UK using this one stop shop.


A new comparison website. Search information by university or course and find out statistics about student satisfaction, admissions, employability and much more.


Careers using Science and Maths: take a look, the Careers might surprise you!

plotrWhether you’ve got a career in mind or you haven’t got a clue, Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you  could be great at. Play the Game to discover careers that match your personality, interests and skills.


The biggest online student community website. Find all the information you need from Student Finance England about University money matters. Includes a Student Finance Calculator to see what you can borrow.

Look for jobs that match your school subjects and those that will be in demand in the future – ever thought about being a Virtual Habitat Designer…?