Careers Education at Ipswich Academy                                                                            

Careers education, information and guidance is an essential part of our personal development programme that we offer to all students at Ipswich Academy adulthood.

Ipswich Academy’s career programme provides students with information, advice and guidance and the opportunity for students to develop qualities and skills to prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences needed to make a successful transition to adulthood.

Our careers programme is a whole-school responsibility, designed to complement the school curriculum and support the wider agendas of attainment, achievement and participation in learning.

Students in KS3 and KS4 are given a wide range of opportunities to gain an insight into the world of work, exploring career pathways, developing their personal skills and becoming prepared for their next steps into further education.

Our careers programme includes weekly careers sessions for all year groups, enterprise days, visits to businesses, speakers from the world of work, STEM challenges, an extensive work experience programme and careers lessons within our PSHE programme.

We work closely with a range of local and national organisations to support our events such as careers fairs as well as increasing the opportunities available to our students when seeking work experience placements or work based learning after leaving school.

Ipswich Academy collaborates with the Enterprise Advisor Network, a national network that connects schools with businesses and Take Your Place, a regional programme aimed at helping young people aged 13-19 consider studying higher education.

Ipswich Academy Careers team

Victoria Addis -Careers Lead

Nicola Tricker – Assistant Careers Lead

Maled Akhlak – Head of Wider Opportunities

Karen Cross – Enterprise Coordinator

Our careers provision is reviewed annually by:

Amy Cook – Assistant Principal

Careers Appointments

Career appointments are available for students in all year groups. Students and parents/carers can request a careers appointment by emailing

Careers support is available everyday in the Senior Study Learning Zone at break, lunchtime and after school. All year students will meet with the careers lead for information, advice and guidance in regards to their options after completing secondary school.

Last updated June 4, 2024