Careers Information

At The Eastbourne Academy, all students are entitled to impartial, high quality and wide-ranging careers education. We are proud to be working towards the renewal of our Stage 3 Investors in Career award and working within the Gatsby framework.

The Eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplace
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

All students will receive careers guidance in a number of ways:

  • In careers education during SPHERE and Citizenship lessons
  • Highlighted career potential and opportunities during subject lessons
  • Careers library in the Learning Zone and advice from our careers advisor
  • Access to one to one interviews and meetings with the Youth Employability service
  • During tutor time
  • Through our enterprise advisor


Useful Career Links

Helping young people understand and develop the key skills they need to go forward into work

YES (Youth Employability Service)

YES in East Sussex is a targeted Information, advice, and guidance (IAG) service for 16-18 year-olds. Commissioned by East Sussex County Council and delivered by Medway Youth Trust.

Career Pilot

Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors. Career tools to help you decide.

National Citizen Service (NCS)

The National Citizen Service is an experience you really don't want to miss. If you're 15 - 17 years old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 200,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don't Miss out.

The Princes Trust

The Princes Trust helps people aged 13-30, to get into jobs, education, and training.  Whether you want to develop your skills and confidence, get a taste of a new industry or just want some solid work experience under your belt, our free courses will help you get to where you want to be.


In simple terms, Jobmanji is like using Google to search for jobs. We know that hunting for work can be a struggle – it’s a jungle out there and it’s easy to go bananas trying to navigate it – so we’re on a mission to match the right job seeker with the right employer. Our aim is that every vacancy is successfully filled, to everyone’s satisfaction. To achieve this, we bring all the jobs together in one place, aggregating information from job boards, recruitment agencies and companies and saving jobseekers from spending lots of time trawling through all the many individual sites. In fact, Jobmanji indexes thousands of jobs every day throughout the United Kingdom, and every day the number of employers and job seekers using Jobmanji is increasing.

Talking Jobs 

Talking Jobs combines in-depth video case studies with learning materials written to meet outcomes from the National Framework for Careers Education. The interviewees were nominated by their colleagues and employers and the materials cast through an online video player designed to help broaden horizons and challenge stereotypes.


Leading career-matching tool from age 15 upward to discover strengths, ambitions and goals.


Careers videos and Skills Advice. is a free and utterly independent service set up by Student Information Services Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity. This means we have no motive other than helping students understand the various paths available to them to achieve their goals.

Not Going to Uni

Not Going to Uni helps young people make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of the traditional university route, such as apprenticeships, foundation degrees, diplomas, NVQ.s, gap years, volunteering distance learning and jobs.


Need inspiration for your career? icould includes 1000 films of personal career stories, across all occupations.

TechFuture Careers

TechFuture Careers is the place to find out all about the exciting tech roles available in companies from loads of different sectors. Whether you want to work in fashion, music, media or business, there's a tech role for you and we'll help you find it.


An apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full-time education you can apply. They take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,400 job roles in a wide range of industries, from things like engineering to financial advice, veterinary nursing to accountancy.

AIS (Apprenticeships in Sussex)

This site will help you search for apprenticeship, traineeship and pre-employment training in Sussex.