Students at Rushcliffe Spencer Academy are entitled to receive:

  • Support and guidance to help make choices and devise a career plan for the future
  • Clear impartial advice and information about all of the options available, so that they understand what they involve
  • Help to decide the most appropriate choice for post 16 transition, including further learning, training or employment
  • A programme of careers education which helps to develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning and
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of work.


Our Careers Lead is Ms Shrutee Desai (Assistant Principal) and our Careers Coordinator is Ms Hollie Waters.

Ms Waters can be contacted via or 0115 9744050.


Ways to request a careers interview:

  • Request via your form tutor
  • Send an email to the Careers Team
  • Pop along to the Careers Office in A block and see Mrs Waters, Careers Coordinator who can arrange an appointment for you


Copies of the school Careers policy and the Provider Access (Baker Clause) policy are available here. These are reviewed annually.

Employer Engagement

Rushcliffe Spencer Academy welcomes contact from employers, training providers and colleges. We hope that you can help shape our young people’s careers as well as enhancing and addressing the training needs of your employees in developing the key personal and work skills required to create a thriving and successful enterprise operating in the private and public sectors. There are many ways in which you and your organisation can participate in collaborating with us. Our students need access to quality experiences in order to prepare them for the future world of work.

You, your employees and your company could be the key to unlocking the potential that is present in every young person currently making their way through the education system. Employees volunteer their time to give young people the best chance to succeed in an ever increasing competitive and global job market, and some of those young people could become part of your workforce in the future. Some companies have taken the strategic decision to use specific opportunities to help them to identify their future apprentices; as they have the chance to see at first-hand how individual young people cope with the discipline, opportunities and challenges of tackling real industry problems, working as individuals and as members of a team.

If you are interested in working with us please contact Hollie Waters, Careers Coordinator.


Telephone: 0115 9744050

Please select the tabs below to view further careers information and advice.

The Parents Guide to …… virtual work experience

Virtual work experience, also referred to as online, remote or digital, provides young people with the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace, develop their skills, boost their employability and explore new industries and job roles. The Parents Guide to is a great resource to understand the resources your child can access.

Virtual work experience – why it might help your child stand out (

There are some brilliant Work Experience opportunities coming up that you might be interested in exploring…

NHS Virtual Work experience opportunity for Years 10-12:

The next NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience is coming up on Sunday 2nd April. If your child is considering nursing, medicine, or any other healthcare profession, this work experience is vital to gain valuable insight to help them make an informed decision!

Registration Link:

During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. They will gain a unique insight into how patients interact with a variety of healthcare professionals and what it’s like to work in an NHS multidisciplinary team. This includes:
– Nursing
– Midwifery
– Paramedicine
– Physiotherapy
– Occupational Therapy
– Dietetics
– Radiography
– Prosthetics and Orthotics
– Speech and Language Therapy
– Pharmacy
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with healthcare professionals throughout each day. This will empower students to make informed career decisions and demonstrate their commitment to healthcare in their UCAS applications.
Once they’ve registered, students will be emailed links to their virtual work experience portals.
Students are awarded a Work Experience Certificate for every session they complete. Those who complete the full 5-month programme will be awarded a Highly Commended Reference from the Presidents of Allied Healthcare Mentor. These are fantastic additions to their CVs!
Students can register individually at any time throughout the 5-month programme using the link below. We recommend booking early to gain as much out of this programme as possible. Places are £10 a session to cover administrative and technological costs.

Live Virtual NHS Healthcare Careers Work Experience Programme – 2023 dates now live

Allied Healthcare Mentor (

HSBC – Summer Work Experience opportunities

Summer 2023 – Apply from January 2023

Springpod Virtual Work Experience:

2023 Virtual Programmes

Search for a placement from a number of employers:

Work Experience Opportunities (

InvestIN Work Experience:

Choose Your Career | InvestIN

INVESTIN  –  Career Opportunities For Ages 12-18
Live & interactive career masterclasses | At UCL or online 

Weekend career experience programmes.


INVESTIN  –  Summer Career Experiences in London

Our Summer Experiences offer the ultimate, 360-degree experience of professional life for ages 12-18. They last for up to 15 days and are available in all 19 of our careers. Whilst weekend programmes are classroom-based, our Summer Experiences take place at top industry sites across London – including immersions in hospitals, courtrooms, skyscrapers, film sets and much more.


Please find handy links for local college’s open day information. You may need to register to attend some open day events. Some 2023 events may not yet be confirmed so it’s worth going back to check on their websites.

Confetti Institute Open Days – Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies

The Confetti website has all the up to date course information here .

Bilborough College Open Day & Open Evening

For information, please click on the link:

Loughborough College Open Day – Loughborough College (

Nottingham College Open Days and Supported Open EveningsOpen Days        Supported Open Evenings





Are you interested in a career in law?  Would you love to work for a global law firm with offices around the world?  Do you want to develop skills to give you the best possible chance at being successful in the future?

If the answer is yes then consider this bespoke, award-winning, two-year development programme for year 12 or equivalent students – Clifford Chance ACCESS. Further information can be found here: ACCESS (

SAT Apprenticeships


The EY STEM is a free app designed for girls around the world to learn about how they can build a better world through STEM.

Download the app on Google Play or the App Store. Register to use the app using Community Code UK0571

Speakers 4 Schools

Speakers 4 Schools advertise a range of different virtual work experience opportunities  – register to find out more:

Experience Students > Opportunities > View (

Reed’s 2023 school careers guide

Careermag – Students & Teachers – Careermap – Are you or your students considering the next steps after school or college? Perhaps you’re thinking about an apprenticeship, T Levels, college, university or maybe you’re a little unsure of what to do. Don’t panic! You don’t need to have it all figured out and remember, there are no right or wrong paths. – Great resource showing how subject choice impacts on career pathways.  It offers some insightful information into many areas of work and the skills needed. Great website which features impartial, high quality careers and labour market information can help you decide what pathways might be best for you. – Apprenticeships are available at multiple levels. From school leavers, people upskilling in their careers and complete career changes. There are hundreds to choose from and this website helps answer any questions you may have.

National Careers Service – this website features lots of useful resources for young people looking to start on the first rung of the career ladder. Includes a CV builder and lots of helpful example career profiles and information.

Resources for parents – T Levels

Job Of The Week | MYPATH Careers Resources  – The job of the week resource offers labour market information about a new job each week. All of the previously posted jobs can be accessed by selecting from the list of job titles.

Labour Market Information (LMI)

LMI for All is an online data portal, developed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, which brings together existing national sources of high quality labour market information (LMI) helping to inform people’s choices about their careers. In the boxes below you can select a career and find out the average earnings for that profession. You can also read about projected work force changes, is your career aspiration in a growing or decreasing sector?

Success at School produce useful careers guides for parents and carers as well as students.

Here’s an overview of the Parent’s guide and the link to sign up for access:

This guide has been designed to help parents support their children in making informed decisions about their future, and develop the correct skills to help them succeed. Parents will benefit from content on topics including:

  • Pathways into work, including T-levels, apprenticeships and university
  • The importance of employability skills
  • The value of work experience placements
  • Student finance and choosing student accommodation
  • Careers advice dos and don’ts
  • 24-day “skills workout” exercises to complete at home, designed to help young people actively develop eight key employability skills

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