High quality, independent careers guidance is crucial in helping our pupils leave the School more fully rounded and ready for the world of work. It is our aim to ensure that all of our pupils have access to external perspectives from the world outside of the School. Also by providing more direct experiences of the world of work, a clear view of the labour market and a good understanding of progression routes, we will inspire out pupils and help them understand where their choices will take them in the future.

Good career guidance helps inspire pupils towards further study and enables them to make informed decisions whenever choices are open to them. It helps them to understand enough about the world of work to know what skills they need to succeed. It is important for social mobility because it helps open pupils’ eyes to careers they may not have considered.

We offer a professional and impartial Careers Information Advice & Guidance service for all students and anyone at the Foundation Bridge Academy.

For an appointment with one of our friendly, trained advisers or information about drop-in times, please call the Careers Team on 01782 603514 or email

The Careers Team help with:

  • planning your next steps
  • college, University and Apprenticeship choices
  • training and volunteering
  • and for our students we offer support with job search, CVs, applications and interviews.

The Foundation Bridge Academy supports students on full time further education programmes to gain experience of the workplace related to their area of study, and the Careers Team organises a range of events and activities such as H.E. and Next Steps Careers Fairs linked to a careers education programme through tutorials and curriculum activities.

We are committed to embedding the 8 Gatsby benchmarks for good career guidance published by  into our programmes -for more information see

The college holds the Matrix Quality award for Information, Advice and Guidance, and we are currently working towards the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Quality in Careers Standard.

Please see our Statement of Service, and the College’s Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Strategy.

Our named Careers Leader is Dave Hopley, Head of Learner Services & Support.

Career Coach

You can find out more about a range of careers, take a personalised career assessment and much more on the Career Coach website.  For more information click here.

On Course Careers Education Programme

Students are given the opportunity to engage in some or all of the careers related activities listed below during the course of their study at the Foundation Bridge Academy.


To download a copy of our CEIAG Strategy please click here.