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Plympton Academy


Careers education and guidance programmes play a major part in helping young people choose pathways at each stage of their lives that suit their interests, abilities and individual needs. A robust careers programme helps avoid disengagement, puts school learning into a wider and more relevant context, and helps raise aspirations. We believe that effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.

The Plympton Academy careers programme will help our students to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational. It will promote equality of opportunity, embrace diversity and challenge stereotypes. The policy will be guided by the Gatsby benchmarks and conform to statutory requirements, in particular the Department for Education’s Careers Strategy issued in December 2017.

If you like further information please contact Maria Arkell

Virtual National Apprenticeship Show

Wednesday 10th February 2021 11:00am - 6:00pm

  • They have over 50 exhibitors taking part and this is continually growing.
  • The exhibitor list is now live and can be viewed at
  • A new feature is LIVE for this event - Workshops! These are being added to our website over the next week.


Work Experience

All year 10 and 12 students at Plympton Academy are expected to undertake a week long work experience in an industry that they are considering to progress in to. This booklet will help you start the search process to find a suitable placement:

Quick Guide to Work Experience

Other useful documents are:

A complete guide for students and parents, to apprenticeships, courses and university opportunities along with useful articles offering education and career advice.

Next Step South West Parent's Bulletin

Developing Employability Skills (Teacher's Guide)