Careers Advice

Careers Advice and Guidance at Swinton Academy

Careers & Enterprise Guidance Reviewed Annually. Last Review: 13/09/19

My name is Sarah Sykes and I am the new Careers Adviser at Swinton Academy. I have worked for many years as a Careers Adviser in other schools and colleges in Sheffield and am very pleased to have the opportunity to help students here at Swinton Academy.

I am based in the careers office in the library next door to the IT technicians’ office. I work at the academy on a Tuesday and Friday and will happily welcome any student if they wish to visit me to ask for advice and information about their career plans. I also hold a lunchtime drop in for any student on these days from 12:20 pm.

I offer individual guidance appointments to students at key transition points in their school career and warmly welcome parents/carers to these appointments. Typically appointments are arranged with the assistance of the year teams but students are welcome to book with me directly.

I am happy to receive emails from students and parents/carers wishing to book an appointment.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on (01709) 570586.

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend some useful websites for students and parents/carers to browse in order to help with the sometimes bewildering career decision making process. Please see the websites below:



For helpful careers information about specific jobs, ideas exploration and vocational sectors: (includes a fun buzz quiz to help generate career ideas) (information about the labour market in Yorkshire and the Humber)


To search and find post 16 courses, colleges, schools and apprenticeship providers:


Apprenticeship information and vacancy details: (Rotherham based vacancies) (Sheffield based vacancies)


To research university degrees, choices, studying abroad and potential postgraduate careers: (Studying abroad)


To research STEM related careers: (STEM careers) (Royal Society of Chemistry) (Institute of Physics)

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