The Woodlands Academy careers programme will offer experiences and challenges that build skills and create awareness to prepare young people for life post-16.

At Woodlands Academy, we are focused on ensuring all our KS4 pupils are given both the appropriate academic skills & knowledge, and the necessary real-life skills that will ensure the best outcomes for them when they leave the Academy.

For more information please contact our Careers Lead: Paul Wyles / 0115 9155734 –

Careers Programme (1)Our Success Beyond School program draws from our extensive experience in working with young individuals, guiding them through Key Stage 4 and into post-16 education. It is underpinned by the principles of the Gatsby Benchmarks, along with the Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) outcomes, and seamlessly integrated into our comprehensive Life Skills curriculum. This integration ensures that students develop life skills with a clear and practical connection to their future career aspirations.

Woodlands uses COMPASS to review and measure the impact of the careers programme. The Academy has signed up to work with the D2N2 Careers hub from Autumn 2023.

If you are an employer who would like to get involved in our careers provision, please contact Paul Wyles at Woodlands Academy [] we welcome any employers to help our students with their next steps at Woodlands Academy.

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Useful Links

National Careers ServiceInformation on jobs including qualifications required, average salaries and career prospects

Not Going to UniAdvice, inspiration and tools to make an informed decision and start building your future

All About School LeaversApprenticeships and jobs for school leaving students

Careers filmsFilms about careers

Notts Help Yourself 

​​​​​​​An up-to-date list of the services available within Nottingham


Your guide to applying for Apprenticeship vacancies

Apprenticeship vacancies

Local Market Information (LMI)

D2N2 Start platform

National careers service website


UCAS website

Gov Apprenticeship website

CEC website




Nottingham College-



Homefield College –

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