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Careers, Information Advice and Guidance

Welcome to Ousedale Careers Information Advice & Guidance

We have a dedicated Careers website for pupils, please spend some time looking through the website to explore careers linked to your favourite subject, post 16 or post 18 options, finding virtual work experience placements, researching Labour Market Information or grow your knowledge on apprenticeships. There is also a section looking at career stories from past pupils. This site has been created to be a place for you to spend some time exploring your options and finding opportunities for your future: If you have any questions or need support, please email us @

We are committed to giving quality impartial information, advice and guidance to all pupils from Years 7-13 by educating them on future opportunities and potential career paths based on their individual needs. Encouraging pupils to recognise and embrace their own distinct set of characteristics, skills and knowledge. Allowing pupils to make informed career choices based on Labour Market Information, including the different study options available and necessary qualifications required.

Ousedale undertake a varied programme of careers education and incorporate this into the curriculum. All activities are designed to develop pupil’s self-awareness and develop employability skills whilst enhancing their knowledge of different career sectors and roles.  We hold a variety of career events which include employer engagement, National event visits, one to one career sessions, group work and assemblies. These are outlined in our Careers Plan 2022/23. 

All pupils will have a one to one meeting about their career routes and post 16 options. We openly encourage them to engage with us on a regular basis to obtain the information and support they need.

An appointment can be requested by a pupil at any time, or by staff members or parents.

Nicola Austen Careers and Work Experience Adviser – Newport Pagnell*

Tel:  01908 210203 ext 3267

*Please note our Careers staff work flexibly across both campuses 

If you feel a careers guidance interview would be beneficial and would like to book an appointment, please e-mail

If you are a past pupil who is willing to share your careers story with our current pupils, please complete the Alumni form and declaration. This will be used as a motivational tool to help inspire and prepare our pupils for the world of work. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Nicola Austen. via


Ousedale measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils by gathering feedback from pupils following one to one sessions and events. Pupils' outcomes and final destinations are also monitored.

Policies reviewed annually.


Careers Website


Post-16 Options

Please use the Padlet below to have a look at local sixth forms and colleges and alternative Post-16 options. We update this on a regular basis so it will continue to change

Post-18 Options

Please use the Padlet below to find out more about all the opportunities available to you, Post-18.  Including a guide to looking into what and where to study at University and Apprenticeship and Employment opportunities.  We update the Padlet on a regular basis so please keep checking.