Mr D Flynn - Careers

We run a bespoke careers programme for students in Year 7 to 11.


During extended tutor sessions, Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students receive information, advice and guidance on careers via ‘Careers booklets’ that are tailored to their requirements. Year 11 students spend this time researching local colleges, completing CV’s, researching potential careers and applying for Colleges/Apprenticeships.


Year 10 visit local colleges to experience taster activities. This provides an insight into life beyond Redbridge and how Further Education institutions operate. Recently, students have visited Totton College, Itchen College, Richard Taunton College, City College and Sparsholt College. Students experienced a range of activities including: ‘Creative Arts,’ ‘Construction’, ‘Games Development’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘Animal Management’, ‘Equine’, ‘Criminology’, ‘Childcare’, ‘Fishery’, ‘Sport’, ‘Law’, and many, many more. Certain Year 10 students also receive 1:1 careers support via the school’s Careers Advisor.

Every Year 11 student receives 1:1 careers guidance and application help from our specialist careers advisor.  There is also an opportunity to attend a Careers/College Evening where students can network with all colleges in the local area, apprenticeship providers, uniformed services and businesses across all sectors. To further prepare them for life beyond school, a Mock Interview day is programmed in to the school calendar; local business people offer feedback and guidance on each individual interview and CV.


To aid all Redbridge students in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance the following documents go into further detail on how students are prepared for life after Redbridge.

Key Points

  • 2017 NEET figures are 1.6% and below City average

  • Liaison with Southampton City Council indicate the three NEET students are now in full time training

  • More students are in full-time education than in previous years

  • Apprenticeships remain popular

  • Tauntons and City College remain the schools main destinations post 2016

For further information please contact Mr D Flynn - Careers -

Redbridge Community School

Cuckmere Lane


SO16 9RJ


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