Students at Rushcliffe Spencer Academy are entitled to receive:

  • Clear impartial advice and information about all of the options available, so that they understand what they involve
  • Support and guidance to help make choices and devise a career plan for the future
  • 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.

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


Summer Work Experience Opportunities

There are some brilliant Apprenticeship insight days coming up that you might be interested in exploring…

Morgan Stanley Summer Academy Y11-13:
The Summer Academy is Morgan Stanley’s six week webinar series designed for students in Year 11-13. They’re looking for inquisitive minds who are interested in gaining an understanding of Morgan Stanley, the industry and key topics through a series of tailored modules. Click onto the link for more information: 2022 Morgan Stanley Summer Academy – Morgan Stanley Campus (


Open Day Events Post 16

Inspire Learning – an alternative to Sixth Form or College

College Courses for Young People (16-24 Year Olds) | Inspire – Culture, Learning, Libraries (

Please find handy links for local college’s open day information. You may need to register to attend some open day events. Some 2022 events may not yet be confirmed so it’s worth going back to check on their websites.

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 DayLoughborough College (
Nottingham College Open EveningsNottingham College

Latest Opportunities

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 (

Live Virtual NHS Healthcare Careers Work Experience Programme

Allied Healthcare Mentor (

InvestIN Work Experience:

Choose Your Career | InvestIN

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

Experience Students > Opportunities > View (

Useful Links and Information

Labour Market Information (LMI)

The leading sources of employment growth in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire LEP area are forecast to be construction, wholesale and retail trades, health and social care, support services and information technology.

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?

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.

Latest Decisionz magazine on your school website

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


Get Your Downloadable Parents’ Careers Guides (