Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Sutton Community Academy

Throughout your time at Sutton Community Academy you will take part in a wide variety of activities, lessons, and visits which will enable you to gain valuable knowledge about jobs and courses that may be of interest at various stages throughout your life. We will assist you in finding the information you need about your next steps after leaving Sutton Community Academy and help you to understand this information, which will be an essential skill to help you apply for, and be successful in jobs in the future.


Careers Advice

Our Careers Advisor is available in school from Tuesday – Friday to provide support in making a well-informed, realistic decision about what to do after leaving Sutton Community Academy and to help you to think further ahead about what you may wish to do in the future. You can request a Careers appointment at any time via your tutor, Grofar or by visiting the Careers Office, which is in the 6th Form Centre.

Please read our information leaflet for students:

Careers Programme Students


Careers Hub

The Careers Hub is located outside of SF1 and is always available to students. You can find information about colleges, sixth forms, apprenticeships, universities and different jobs. Check out the display screen for up to date information about opportunities, open days and top tips to help you plan for your future! You can use the iPad to help you research your ideas, along with a wide range of books and leaflets, including college/university prospectuses, and career books. We also have a range of how2become books, which have been kindly donated to our Careers Hub to support you in learning how to achieve your dream job!



You will be introduced and make extensive use of the Grofar platform through your tutor periods. Make sure that you regularly access your Grofar account, where you can use the resources area to help you research different ideas, update your goals and action plan, and request a Careers appointment.  If you need a new password, you can request this using your school email address.


Useful documents

CV Template

Cover Letter Template

Work Experience Cover Letter Template


Helpful websites

University information and course search

Job profiles

Short videos from people working in a wide range of industry areas


Work Pays (Apprenticeship support)

Success at School

Careers Advice

Advice on choosing the right A-Level subjects

Advice on applying for University

First Careers, behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs



Local Further/Higher Education Providers

ATTFE College

Ashfield School Post-16

Confetti College

Nottingham College

Quarrydale Academy Post-16

Sutton Community Academy Post-16

West Nottinghamshire College


Compare careers information

Click on one of the cards below to explore the average salaries, working hours and sector growth information about different careers you may be interested in. Use two cards to compare different career routes.