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Careers at Maplefields Academy (Informing Futures)

Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is an essential part of the support we offer to students at Maplefields Academy.

Effective careers support is vital to our young people, and alongside learning life skills that will help them prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.  We aim to give our students the essential skills and opportunities through concrete experiences, motivating them to make decisions confidently to inform their futures.  As a result, the careers programme has a whole-school remit designed to complement the rest of the school curriculum.  (For more information about the curriculum, please CLICK HERE)

At Maplefields Academy, we use the Compass+ tool to measure our provision in careers, information, advice and guidance against the Gatsby Benchmarks.  We are incredibly proud to say we are meeting all 8 benchmarks 100% - more information on this can be found further down the page.

We are also working towards meeting the Quality in Careers Standard that recognises excellence in careers, employability and enterprise in key stage 3, 4 and 5.

The Careers Team:


If you wish to contact any member of the Careers team please ring 01536424090. 


Careers Leaders:


James Briggs KS4/5 Phase Leader (

Paul Lamb Deputy Head Personal Development (


Careers Link Governor:

Corrina Bradshaw

Maplefields Alumni Fund


The Maplefields Alumni Fund is supported by gifts from local companies and the money raised from our Maplefields Futures Café.  All donations and money raised goes towards supporting out students in their next steps when they leave Maplefields.

For more information about our Alumni Fund, or to discuss sponsoring options regarding the project, please visit our dedicated page HERE

Careers Calendar

Here is our careers calendar for the current academic year.  If you would like a copy of this please choose the link below:

Career of the Month - July 2024: Outdoor Activities Instructor

Each month we focus on a career across whole school.  This career will be integrated into the lessons across the whole school with additional time to discuss this career during other structured times.

More information about this career can be found HERE

To learn more about this career and others, please visit the Indigo website HERE.

Student Job Hub

Maplefields Student Job Hub has been created as part of Maplefields careers programme to give the opportunity for all students to prepare for adulthood.  Within this job hub  all current vacancies will be advertised and students will  have access to download application forms, time sheets and job contracts.


Within the  hub we are also proud to celebrate all successful student candidates.  For further information and to visit the Job Hub page, please CLICK HERE.

Accessing Careers Information:

From careers advice through to interview tips, the National Careers Service provides a comprehensive career guide:

CLICK HERE to go to the National Careers Service Website

Take the buzz test to find out what kind of person you are and the careers that might suit you:


Parents’ Pack Apprenticeship Information

CLICK HERE to access the current Parent Information Pack

Key Partnerships:

We are currently working with a number of key partners, these are outlined below:

SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) SEMLEP

Our involvement with SEMLEP allows us to share good practice with other education facilities within the local area and provides us with access to a wide variety of careers opportunities.  More information can be found HERE.

Amazing Apprenticeships

A leading organisation in the education sector, founded to tackle misconceptions about apprenticeships and promote the benefits.  More information can be found HERE.

Preparing for Adulthood

The Preparing for Adulthood programme provides expertise and support to support us in embedding the preparing for adulthood framework through the school.  More information can be found HERE.

Corby Council

Work experience and funding for projects in the community

Buckingham Group Contracting

We are working with the Buckingham Group to offer work experience for our students in both KS4 and 5.

Morrisons Corporate

We have links with our local Morrisons supermarket to offer work experience for our students in KS4 and 5.

Euro Scaffolding Ltd (Northampton)

We are working with Euro Scaffolding to offer work experience to our students in KS4 and 5.

Employer Engagement:

We know that employers in the UK have concerns about skills gaps and the work-readiness of some young people.

Maplefields Academy is a member of the SEMLEP Careers and Enterprise Network, part of the national Careers and Enterprise Company programme.

Our aim is that through employer engagement at all ages, we ensure that young people leave our school with the skills, competencies, knowledge, appropriate qualifications and attitudes needed by employers for both their own career development and economic sustainability and growth.

We need your help

We are looking for passionate employers from businesses and other organisations to help our students to bring the world of work to life for the next generation.

The following high impact activities are used to work in partnership with businesses to help our students prepare for the world of work:

  • Employer Talks
  • Business site visits
  • Mentoring
  • Enterprise activities
  • Work experience and job shadowing
  • Mock interviews and CV preparation

If you can help with this or would like further information, please contact James Briggs at


Leavers and Destinations

Gatsby Benchmarks

Here is a copy of our latest evaluation against the Gatsby Benchmarks:

For a more in-depth report that outlines the criteria for each benchmark, please check out our full report HERE.

To access our historical reports, please use the links below:

June 2023

October 2022

June 2022

March 2022

October 2021

May 2021

February 2021

April 2019

July 2018

Provider Access

Access of providers to pupils at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer is set out in our provider access policy.  This can be accessed below:

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