The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Careers Information

At Three Rivers Academy careers and developing aspirations are a priority for all students.

Through-out the careers programme students have the opportunity to:

  • To discuss their aspirations
  • Meet employers and gain experience of the real-life world of work
  • Make informed choices about their academic and career options
  • Create an action plan to help them meet their career goals
  • Develop an understanding of employability skills
  • Successfully manage key transitions

Careers Learning Journey

careers roadmap 2022.pdf


  • Discrete employability skills are explored in Aware lessons
  • Year 9 careers scheme of work in Aware
  • Access to the kudos careers websites              
  • Year 9 options process
  • Careers fairs


  • Year 10 and 11 students benefit from the ‘Futures’ Friday’ programme
  • Year 10 students are expected to complete a week of work experience
  • CVs and covering Letters
  • The Big Interview
  • Aware and tutorial programme
  • Sixth form taster lessons
  • Careers fairs


Students at Three Rivers Academy Sixth Form are supported throughout their two years with structured learning in their tutorials focusing on the range of opportunities for them.  Support includes:

  • External speakers
  • Next Steps Programme
  • Careers Interviews
  • University trips
  • All Year 12 students attend the National Apprenticeship Show at Sandown Racecourse
  • Apprenticeship and job opportunities are placed on the noticeboard
  • Unifrog is used to support students in making their applications for higher education and apprenticeships
  • Year 12 students are expected to complete a week of work experience

Our Careers Leader is Miss J Spires, email:

telephone. 01932 242 994, ext. 3536

Our School Governor for Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare is Kate White

Monitoring, Review and Evaluation

The careers programme is planned, monitored and evaluated regularly by the Careers Leader in consultation with the Leadership team and Governors. This programme is updated in the summer term.

Students are actively involved in planning, delivery and evaluation of activities.

Funding is allocated in the annual budget planning in the context of whole school priorities and particular needs in the CEIAG area. The Careers Leader is responsible for the effective deployment of resources. 

The quality and impact of careers education is measured through student voice, lesson observations, student surveys and destinations data.

To view our latest Gatsby Benchmark Score please click here. This will give you an indication of how our careers provision compares to the national average. 

Please click for our Provider Access Statement and CEIAG Policy. Please note that this policy is currently under review and will be completed by the end of Summer term 2022.


Career Links

Career Zones. Check out the 33 Career Zones on our website to learn about the industries you could go into, the different roles available in them, plus how to train for your dream job. Link:

Types of apprenticeships. Make sure you know the four apprenticeship levels, the entry requirements, qualifications you could gain and the kinds of roles you could go into. Link:

Pros and cons of university. If the rise of apprenticeships has left you confused about university, it may be a good idea to weigh up the pros and cons of uni and think about how they relate to your personal goals. Link:

What are T-levels? T-levels are a new post-16 qualification which you can choose from when you finish your GCSEs, providing technical and practical skills for the workplace. Link:

Project manager job profile. According to job site Indeed, this is the best job in the UK in 2024, based on things such as number of opportunities, salary and flexibility. Link:

Careers websites

Students in year 9-11 can log into Kudos to learn about different careers. They should ask their aware teacher for the code needed to enter the website.

Careers helpline for teenagers

Career Pilot

National Careers Service – lots advice on jobs, careers and CVs.

Target Careers


Information on Careers in Specific Sectors


Agriculture and Farming


The Arts

Banking and Finance

Charity Sector

Computing and IT



Digital Communications

Emergency Services





Hair and Beauty




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Public Relations


Sales and Marketing








Enrichment and Extra Curricular

Being involved in extra-curricular activities is a great way to learn new skills, gain new experience and will enrich any CV, college, university or job application.

  • National Citizen Service – A subsidised project that runs in the school holidays that gives your people the opportunity to volunteer and gain new skills. Being involved in this will enhance any college, university or job application.
  • Volunteering – V inspired has volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award – At Three Rivers Academy students in years 9 and 10 have the opportunity to complete the Bronze and Silver Awards.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) opportunities are delivered by the relevant departments.
  • Sports and PE – The PE department and the academies run a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Being part of a sports team is a great way to show teamwork and develop resilience skills.
  • Other opportunities for enrichment are regularly advertised through the school bulletin.