Careers Learning at All Saints Academy

At All Saints Academy, Careers Education, Information and Guidance are embedded in the curriculum for all year groups in order to best prepare our students for the competitive world of work in the future.  You can see this by clicking on our road map here: ASAP Road Map.

During their time here at All Saints Academy, all students are given the information, guidance and skills they need to make effective and informed choices for their future career pathway. Our students follow a programme of career learning and development opportunities which will help them develop their career aspirations, through our partnerships with local businesses, universities and further education colleges. This programme of career learning will ensure that all students can make well informed plans and decisions about their future.

Here at All Saints Academy we endeavour to expose our young people to the world of work as much as possible in the hope of actively encouraging every young person to reach their potential both academically, spiritually and in terms of employability. If you are a parent or guardian you may contact us at any time, for information on how you can support your son or daughter. Or take a look at the resources further down the page.

To help make their future career decisions, students in Year 11 have the opportunity of a 1:1 careers interview with an advisor from Careers South West, during which the student will have developed a personalised career plan which they can use to help them research and identify their next steps towards their chosen career. There is also an opportunity for Year 8 students to have a careers interview prior to them choosing their GCSE options.

Career Activities

Our Careers Team support students in their career learning through a range of activities throughout the year, including:

  • Dedicated careers activities and workshops during PSHE drop down days
  • Guest speakers from industry and education
  • Trips and work place visits
  • City wide employer careers fairs
  • Visits to FE and HE organisations
  • Linking careers within curriculum subjects
  • Dedicated careers learning programme during tutorial period
  • Parent information evenings
  • Year group assemblies
  • Work experience opportunities


For the most up to date opportunities, Year 10 and 11 students can look on their year group Google Classroom. This is being updated with all kinds of opportunities and supportive resources links.   Often, new posts are created daily and students are encouraged to look at this regularly to see if anything would be of particular interest to them.


To find out more information about our careers learning programme, please contact:

Peter Keegan – Associate Assistant Headteacher, Strategic Lead for Careers

Helen Jarwood – Careers Lead and Work Experience Coordinator

All Saints Academy is excited to be working with Sean Gibson, who is our Enterprise Advisor. Sean has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the working world and is keen to support and work with our students. Learn a bit more about Sean by reading his bio below:

I have lived in Plymouth all of my life and feel lucky to live in a great part of the world.

My career started after I completed a week’s work experience at Lloyds Bank and following this it led to a 23 year career at Lloyds where I spent time as a Retail Manager and also a Business Manager.

Following this I was keen to try a different vocation and started work for City College Plymouth where I worked as a Business Engagement Manager.  This role saw me advising local businesses on training solutions, how to access Government funding for training and apprenticeships.  I enjoyed working for the College for over 11 years and during this period gained a good understanding of the requirements that businesses have when recruiting new people.

I now work for British Land who are the landlords for Drake Circus Shopping Centre and the new Bretonside Leisure development called ‘the barcode’.  In this new role I support the new businesses residing in the barcode to gain access to suitably skilled staff.

I have 2 children who have now entered the ‘world of work’.  One went through the apprenticeship route with the other following the University path.  Guiding my own family through education and employment has helped me understand the challenges that young people face when starting their first job.

In my role as an Enterprise Advisor I am really looking forward to working with the staff and students at All Saints Academy and am hoping to make a difference to my local community.


Click on the link to view our Careers Programme

Click on the link to view the Gatsby Benchmarks


NEW – Skills Launchpad Plymouth is now live!

With so much uncertainty surrounding grades, jobs and employment at the moment, it is understandable that this could be causing some anxiety or confusion for teenagers and their parents. With exam results due to be released this week, please don’t panic as there is local help available!

Plymouth City Council, working in city wide partnership, have set up ‘Skills Launchpad Plymouth’ as a new virtual FREE one-stop-shop skills service which aims to help our people stay informed to equip themselves with the skills and confidence that they will need to play a part in our city’s future, targeting support for our young people through the new Youth Hub and supporting those who are facing redundancy through the new Adult Hub.

Through the Skills Launchpad Plymouth’s new online service – the ‘Youth Hub’ hosts a wealth of information, advice and guidance specifically tailored to what Plymouth offers and has been created to help young people make an informed decision about their next best possible steps.

The Youth Hub includes:

  • help to keep young people informed and matched with real opportunities to local pathways into:
  • education/further study – academic qualifications, vocational qualifications, 6th form, further education and higher education
  • apprenticeships and traineeships
  • training
  • work experience
  • volunteering
  • employment
  • self-employment
  • the facts about the current and future employment picture of Plymouth
  • Support with job searching, CV writing, job applications and interview techniques

Alongside delivering this new virtual service, we also have plans to have a physical space. Subject to Covid-19 compliance and government guidelines, we hope in the near future to host events in our local communities and to provide a Launchpad home somewhere central where local people will be able to pop in for a chat. Keep a look out for news and events promoted on our social media channels and website.

Visit to find out more about all your options before making those all-important next career steps!


Careers Parent Pack Dec 2020


Local Labour Market Information (LMI) – LMI_Plymouth Oct 2020


Useful career links for students and parents/carers:

Unifrog – online careers platform to research and record careers learning and experiences (all students have their own login details)

National Careers Service –

Career Pilot –

Skills and Employability in Plymouth –

icould –

Apprenticeship Information –

Learning about different careers –

Search for your perfect career –


The links below shows key labour market information for each job sector within the Heart of the South West:

Creative Digital


Health and Life Sciences



Professional Services


Visitor Economy

Employers – If you are an employer and would like to work with us and our students, please email