Career Zone

Welcome to Benfield School’s “Careers Zone”. In this section you will be able to access information regarding all aspects of our careers education, information, advice and guidance.


There has never been a time when careers guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. At Benfield School we have a critical role to play in preparing our students for the next stage of their education or training and beyond. Our students will be embarking upon a career pathway which is more challenging and complex than that faced by previous generations. Global opportunities and increasing technological advances will result in young people having several careers during their working life and potentially working in a career which does not currently exist.


With the greater choices of education, training and employment, our aim is to prepare students for these ever-changing opportunities, responsibilities and experiences and to equip them with the skills to manage the choices, changes and transitions ahead of them.

The links below will help support our students in making well-informed choices about their futures:


Careers websites


The National Careers Service

The NCS provides information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.  You can chat with an adviser using webchat (8am to 10pm, 7days a week).  Or you can call 0800 100 900 to speak to an adviser (8am to 10pm, 7 days a week).  Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers.




iCould provides career inspiration and information for young people through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.



King’s College- GAMEPLAN

Free games based website which allows 10-14 year old and parents to explore university. The site offers interactive advice and guidance on how to access highly selective universities including finance, life and skills, future career options, qualification choices and how to perform better at school.




Connexions offer confidential advice and support for 13-19 year olds (and up to age 25 for young people with special needs) who live in the Tyne and Wear area. offers guidance on how to apply for an apprenticeship as well as listing current local apprenticeship opportunities.  More information on apprenticeships can be found at



Careers Box CareersBox

Careers Box is a free online library of careers related videos, news and information.



Labour Market Northeast

Labour Market  provides up to date LMI for the Sunderland area  including labour market profiles and vacancy data.



Parental Guidance

Offers advice and information on all aspects of the process of career choice for young people aged 13 to 25.