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Careers Programme

We at UTCN pride ourselves on offering our students the best opportunities for their future career in STEM, whether this is by progressing onto university, an apprenticeship or straight into a career. We ensure that our students are given the best possible advice for their future as well as creating opportunities for them to talk to our employer partners and discuss their options with our IAG and Work Experience Co-ordinator, Christine Walton.

Our progression from UTCN is outstanding. We have 100% sixth form progression onto a degree, apprentice or employment. We believe that this is not only due to our fantastic teaching, but also because we provide extra opportunities to experience work, specialist opportunities in STEM and a focused way of learning. We also have unique connections with Norfolk employers and whilst in Sixth Form, we give our students a full day off on a Friday to attend paid or unpaid work. All of our initiatives are there to give our students the best possible start to their future career in STEM.

Our Careers Leader is Mrs Sarah Jarvis, Assistant Headteacher and she can be contacted on 01603 580280 or

Careers Advice available at UTCN

The IAG and Work Experience Co-ordinator is Christine Walton and she works at UTCN Library every Monday afternoon and Thursday morning. If you would like to speak to Christine, please pop into the Library or contact the UTCN Librarian to make an appointment.

Please click here for our Careers Education and Guidance Strategy.

Career curriculum overview

Please note additional employer events may be added to this calendar over the academic year.



Year 10

  • Young enterprise talk
  • Future of engineering presentation
  • Youth STEMM award launch
  • RG Carter Bridge building workshop
  • Behaviours for business assembly
  • Moneywise workshop
  • Cyber security/Digital Health assembly
  • Anglian water challenge day
  • Women of the future STEMM conference
  • Skills for Energy conference
  • Understanding technical careers open evening
  • One to One IAG meetings
  • Camouflage Learning project (selected students)
  • Form Time PSHE sessions
  • Getting Ready for work day
  • Year 10 work experience placement

Year 11

  • Vattenfall Engineering challenge
  • Cyber security/Digital Health assembly
  • EDF presentation
  • KLM presentation
  • National grid presentation
  • Understanding technical careers open evening
  • One to One IAG meetings

Year 12

  • Find your future events (2 hours per week)
  • Talking tech event
  • Cyber security presentation
  • Internship presentation
  • Future of engineering presentation
  • Moneywise workshop
  • Science Festival trip
  • Engineering guest speaker assembly
  • Careers in the Royal Navy presentation
  • Cyber security/Digital Health assembly
  • NHS careers assembly
  • Aviation presentation
  • Careers in motorsport presentation
  • Anglian Water presentation
  • UCAS & Apprenticeships evening
  • Briar Chemical factory tour
  • Aviva presentation
  • Triumph factory tour
  • One to One IAG meetings
  • Arkwright scholarship event
  • Employability assessment event
  • Understanding technical careers open evening
  • Getting Ready for work day
  • Year 12 work experience placement

Year 13

  • One to One UCAS/Apprenticeship support in form time
  • Science festival trip
  • Construction challenge day
  • Careers in the Royal Navy presentation
  • Cyber security/Digital Health assembly
  • NHS careers assembly
  • UCAS & Apprenticeships evening
  • EDF presentation
  • KLM presentation
  • National grid presentation
  • CV & Interview skills day
  • Understanding technical careers open evening
  • Duke of York Award interviews
  • One to One IAG meetings


Please see the links below for more information about the benefits of engineering and related careers, HE education institutions and apprenticeships. 


U-Explore - information about careers, job applications, interviews, CVs and much more (see your Librarian to set up your account)

icanbea – information about industries and careers in Norfolk and Suffolk

The National Careers Service website has a whole range of job profiles available plus lots of other useful information.  There is also a helpline if you want to speak to a Careers Adviser – 0800 100 900.


Future Morph – careers in Science and Maths

Tomorrow’s Engineers

Careers in Oil and Gas

Energy Jobline

International Aviation Academy Norwich


UTCN Post 16 courses

City College Norwich

Easton and Otley College

All other Colleges and Sixth Forms in Norfolk can be found via Help You Choose


National Apprenticeship Service


UCAS – for details of all Higher Education Institutions, courses available, the application process plus much more

Student Finance and how to apply


PDF icon Apprenticeship Guide 20192.1 MB