Careers Information & Guidance At The Link School

Welcome to Careers Information & Guidance at The Link School. On this page we have a range of information for you as learners and your Parents/Carers which will help you make decisions about your future. 


The Link School supports students to re-engage in education and make progress towards their learning and employment goals. We recognise that an effective Career Education and Guidance (CEG) programme is vital to raising the aspirations of students and enabling them to make realistic and informed choices about their future employment options.


What is Careers Education and Guidance?

The aim of CEG is to enable students to find out about the world of work, develop key employability skills and ensure that they take responsibility for planning their own career pathway. CEG at The Link School takes place within lessons and assemblies as well as through external visits and guest speakers. Year 11 students will also receive 1:1 guidance once a term. Your child will learn how to research different jobs, make decisions and find out what opportunities are open to them once they leave school. They will also have the opportunity to attend an internal careers fair and meet with local colleges, training providers and employers with a view to supporting them with the next steps once they leave school. As a parent/carer you would like any further information about Careers Education and Guidance at The Link School please contact us using the details below.

Careers Team

Mrs G Nesbitt – Associate Senior Leader / Careers Lead & KS3 Teacher

Miss R Reay – Careers and Information Guidance Administrator

Mr R Allnutt – Independent Careers Advisor Careerwave

Ms Alexandra Potter – Independent Careers Advisor Careerwave


Our careers team can be contacted on 0191 561 4777 / 0191 561 5777


Career of the Week

Every week we will share ‘Career of the Week’ where we highlight one job, role or profession that might be of interest to you when you leave school. These will also be shared on our school Facebook page. For any further information about any of the careers profiled, please talk to any member of staff.

Review July 2022

Destination Data (Post-16) 2016-2020



 To read our full Careers Strategy and Policy please click on the link below:

Careers Policy 2021 final



The Link School are proud to announce that they have gained the Investors in Careers Award.

Investors in Careers Full Award Certificate.PDF



News Flash…

We are incredibly proud to share that the work that we did to support our Y11 leavers in 2020 has been recognised by the Department for Education. We are currently also supporting our 2021 leavers too in a similar way.

Please click on the link below to read our case study. The Link School is not named directly, but we are the first one you read when you arrive at the page.

A Huge thanks go to the Careers Team as well as all of the staff who supported our learners. We would also like to thank parents and carers for their ongoing support.



Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777