Careers Information

Mrs Bryony Lindley

Careers are a big focus at The Bridge as we want every student to be fully prepared for life after school. We provide quality careers education, advice and guidance to help develop our students’ values, skills and behaviours. Our careers programme is subject to ongoing monitoring and evaluation and is mapped to the Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance which include:

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 workplaces

7. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Personal guidance

We provide our students with opportunities to visit workplaces and regularly take students to view appropriate courses at local colleges to give them a taste of further education.

In Year 11 particularly, students have regular meetings with our Careers Advisor who offers guidance to students and works with them to create personalised Careers Action Plans.

We work closely with Pilot IMS who come into the centre to run the government funded Positive Directions course. This course is offered to students aged 15 and above and is focussed on employability skills and personal development. This course also provides opportunities for work experience and can lead to apprenticeships and college courses at the end of Year 11.

Please be advised that our Careers Advisor, Lisa Taylor can be contacted on  07921 277410 or

She is available to speak to Year 11 Bridge Parents/Students Monday-Thursday 09:30 am - 16:30 pm


YEAR 10'S AND 11'S - Take a look at this website - a brilliant resource geared towards building skills for careers with a downloadable ios app.


 "Get prepared for life after education with our virtual mentorship, workshops and online activities.  Join live sessions via the calendar or catch up on archived events.  It's time to take the next step."

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