Careers Support

Rachel Watson – Careers Adviser or 01362 697033 (Ext. 1244)

I provide a careers guidance service two days a week for Northgate students and their parents or carers. I am in school on Mondays and Wednesdays each week, dropping down to one day a week after February half term.

In the Autumn and Spring terms, I have appointments with Year 11 pupils to help them make informed decisions about their future options and for when they leave school.  All young people leaving school have to be in education, working in an apprenticeship or in employment with training, up to the age of eighteen.

The earlier you start exploring your options, the better prepared you are by Year 11.

I am keen to see students from Year 7 upwards who want to explore their career ideas and I help learners with their option choices in Year 9.

If a student, parent or carer would like to contact me to arrange a careers appointment, please e mail me on or phone the number above. Students can drop in to see me during lunch and break times in the Careers Office to arrange an appointment or ask a question. Please come to the Careers Office, which is in the corridor to the left of the main entrance to the Science block.

I attend a number of parents’ evenings and I organise the Post 16 Options’ evening in October. I am very happy to talk to students and families at these events.

School Careers Programme Information

help you choose

how to become

National Careers Service

norfolk apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Provider access policy statement

A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr Jonathan Atkin, who will identify the most
suitable opportunity.
Tel: 01362 697033 / Email:

We run a series of careers assemblies for individual year groups from year 7 to 11 to facilitate
students’ knowledge of available pathways. Pupils in Years 8 and 9 have encounters with providers,
employers and the University of East Anglia. During years 10 and 11 students have encounters with
providers, employers and the University of East Anglia. In Year 10 our students visit the Norfolk
Careers Fair meeting a wide range of providers and employers; our year 11 students have the
opportunity to meet providers and employers with their parents at the High school to support their
decisions on post-16 options.

Premises and facilities: The school will make the hall and classrooms or private meeting rooms
available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school
will also make available projectors and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations.
This will all need to be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the
school reception

Post 16 Support

Take a look at the video as Mr Oldfield explains your options of continuing into further full time study, an apprenticeship or into work combined with education and training.
Below the video you will see that we have links to some providers with whom we work closely. As well as details of Help You Choose, the information, advice and careers guidance website for young people in Norfolk.

If you require further help and guidance please contact Rachel Watson, Northgate’s Career Advisor, at

Video from Post-16 Options Evening 2021