National Careers Week

National Careers Week (NCW) this year ran from 1-6 March 2021. The links below provide spotlights on a range of careers alongside useful information and tools to help you explore your career choices.


How To Become A is a comprehensive directory of careers, ranging from Air Traffic Controller to Zookeeper.
Find out what each career involves, what skills, qualifications or experience you need, and information on salary levels and progression.

This directory complements our Xello library of 500+ careers (on students’ Xello homepage under Explore Options) so do look at both resources!

Click on the Young Enterprise Virtual Room to explore tools for life beyond the classroom.

Monday: Explore a career in Banking

Click here to explore the range of roles in banking available with NatWest.

Find out more about inclusive roles from NatWest’s Insight Weeks. Designed to spark your imagination and give you valuable career experience, these Insight Weeks show you what it’s really like to work with NatWest.

Tuesday: A Career at Sea

Click here to find out about careers on the ocean waves with the Merchant Navy… and here to explore the 105 careers and apprenticeships within the Royal Navy.

Wednesday: Careers within the NHS

Click here to explore the range of 350 careers within our National Health Service.

Year 11 students: West Suffolk Hospital (WSH) are running an online (MS Teams) Health & Care Academy for six weeks, starting Saturday 17 April. The Academy will give you knowledge and understanding of routes into a health career and introduce you to clinical and non-clinical skills. Interactive talks will be given by healthcare professionals such as nurses, midwives, doctors etc.

For more information and an application form for the Health & Care Academy, please email Miss Hahn:

Thursday: Careers in the Armed Forces

British Army: with over 76 entry level specialisms, the range of careers in the British Army might surprise you. Click here to see the latest Army careers videos and find out more.

Royal Air Force: discover how the 61 different roles and 23 apprenticeships within the RAF build on your natural talents and strengths. Find out more here

Friday: Careers in Clean Energy & the Creative Industries

Clean energy is a growth sector in our region. Click here to find out more about working in this evolving sector. Take a look at the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) Skills for Energy here

Creative Industries: Click here to explore a series of videos about working in the creative industries.
BBC Bitesize Careers offer more insights into media and creative careers too.

National Careers Week


Careers Programme

Careers Update

Destinations Data

Higher Education (HE)




Useful Careers Websites

Virtual/ Online Work Experience