Careers is an integral part of the Tretherras curriculum and is covered from Year 8 to Year 13 through SMSC, Sixth Form, Work experience, Partnerships with Careers South West, assemblies and throughout all the learning areas. On this page there are several links to websites for you to browse including film clips, latest news on vacancies and courses. News on apprenticeships and other opportunities will appear throughout the year.

Our independent Careers Adviser from Careers4U can be contacted via email at or tel: 07703363481.

Click on the link for the Careers4U website:

You can drop in on a Wednesday break or lunch-time to Room Y3 (near the library) to see Sharon without an appointment if you would like to or you can speak to your Head of Year, Tutors or other members of staff who can help you book an appointment with her.

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A new Careers display in the library hopes to provide plenty of information and inspiration for Tretherras students when they are considering their future careers. There are also leaflets for a wide variety of jobs in the Careers Office and impartial advice and guidance is available online with an adviser from Careers South West at and free phone number for out of school hours is 0800 97 55 111.

Ms Jeffery is the Newquay Tretherras Careers Co-Ordinator. Please feel free to pop in to Y5, the Career’s Office, at any time, or contact her by email or telephone on 01637 872080

Useful links:

General Careers:
Find links to explore your choices at 14, 16 and 18. There are routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and career tools to help you decide. It covers training opportunities across the south west and there are online advisers to offer advice.
Excellent site for all careers advice including film clips
Play the Game to find a career you love. The Game analyses your personality, interests and needs in life to help you find the best careers for you.
icould gives you the inside story of how careers work. The icould storytellers relate, in their own words, their real life career journeys. From telecoms engineers to police officers, from landscape gardeners to web designers, from engine drivers to zookeepers; they talk about what they do, what it’s like, how they came to be where are and their hopes for the future.
Career Camel is a free platform to provide career inspiration, guidance and fair access to opportunities for all young people and educational institutions. They offer a number of free resources and tools covering careers guidance, routes to employment, interview techniques, cv writing, introductory lessons for industry and a job board to connect users with a range of opportunities from apprenticeships through to graduate jobs.
Being a teenager can be a really exciting time but it can also seem like there are too many choices you’re being asked to make! Don’t worry Careers South West are here to help you sort through all these decisions and point you in the right direction. They provide independent and impartial information, advice, guidance and practical help.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers. They aim to:

  • help you with careers decisions and planning
  • support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • motivate you to implement your plan of action
  • enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools
The UK’s most widely used school leavers and graduate job website, this site gives lots of tips on writing CVs, covering letters, application forms and interview techniques.  Free to subscribe and they will email you suitable vacancies when they become
Job Seeker area where students can save jobs they are interested in, view job applications they have submitted to recruiters and set up email alerts for the type of jobs they are interested in. This is a great feature which will send an automatic email to the student every time a new job is added to the website which matches their preferences. There is also a Career advice area gives tips on the whole career process from writing a CV and cover letter right through to interview preparation.
Free job search engine offering over 800,000 jobs in the UK which is constantly being updated.  Search by area or type in ’school leaver’ and it should bring up lots of potentially suitable vacancies.
Careers Opportunities for Science & Maths
Information and advice for those considering a career in the care sector.

This service will help you search and apply for an Apprenticeship vacancy
This offers a new & unique approach to recruiting apprentices in Cornwall, providing an expert, personalised service and also gives information about available funding
This website shines the spotlight on school leaver employers and showcases the nation’s top apprenticeships and school leaver programmes
Orangeo is a free resource website set up by a current apprentice to promote the positives of Apprenticeships.  We aim to inform young people to the advantages of Apprenticeships and help them to become more informed and positive towards Apprenticeships.

Higher Education information
Provides information for students on the wage returns to particular degrees and universities.