Careers education, information, advice and guidance

Bedlington Academy offers a comprehensive careers education and guidance to all students through a range of activities in each year group. Our careers support helps to raise students' aspirations as well as build awareness of the possibilities, opportunities and pathways that are available to them once they leave school.

Our Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Lead is Miss Laura Wright.

Please email or call 01670 822 625 to get in touch for further information about our Careers Education programme.

The Careers Programme is reviewed termly.

Useful websites


Careers Research: - click on Tools and Resources and then Careers Search. Provides a detailed description of hundreds of job, plus qualifications needed, training routes, skills and qualities for entry. They also have an 'ideas quiz' for career ideas that may suit you. - career info by section, plus personality quiz


Higher Education: - clear articles about different jobs, typical days, entry requirements, pay and the best & worst bits about the job. - find suitable universities and courses. - compare and contrast university data to include student satisfaction, employability figures etc.


Apprenticeships: - live apprenticeship vacancies as well as internships - live apprenticeship vacancies, as well as other post 18 options.


Job Search: - live vacancies, recruitment support and CV matching service. - live vacancies, recruitment support and CV matching service. - live vacancies, recruitment support and CV matching service.


Volunteering and Work Experience: - search for opportunities in your local area - conservation volunteering opportunities - search for volunteering opportunities in your area - search for charity shop volunteering opportunities locally.


Gap Years: - everything you need to know about taking a gap year at home or abroad. - how to plan a year out. Links to 35 of the main gap year organisations. - overseas voluntary projects with a large number of placements worldwide.

Careers opportunity board


  • Optical Assistant Apprenticeship - Blaydon. Find more information here. 

College open evenings

Kirkley Hall - 7 October 2021

Northumberland College - Ashington campus - 11 October 2021

Northumberland College - Berwick campus - 20 October 2021


CV boosting and skills events 

Skills Gap digital events