What is an Apprenticeship?

Click here for information about this amazing opportunity

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL PAST STUDENTS OF THE GATEWAY ACADEMY. Exam certificates.  We will only be keeping GCSE/BTEC exam certificates for two years after students leave the Gateway Academy.

If you ever need your certificates (and many employers like to see them) it is very expensive for you to get replacements from the Examining Boards. If you are in touch with any other past students, please let them know!

The Gateway Academy brings you an extensive help site here on anything you need to know about Careers, College, Information, Advice and Guidance...

Careers Guidance for Parents

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Next Steps Guide 2021

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Next Steps guide 2021


Want to gain some handy tips on your college interview? Click here to download the latest help and advice from Frank.

Looking for a job? Click on the image below to find out how to get a job in Essex.

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Click on the image below to help and support your child with their choices...

Parent Guide

Click on the image below to make informed choices about university...

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To download a handy guide to your next steps when you leave school, click on the image below...




College Open Events

You can visit the local colleges by clicking on the name of the college you would like to visit below:


Want a Saturday job? Download the Work Permit form here and get Mrs McLaughlin to sign this before you send back to your employer. If you are not sure if you are allowed to work, visit the Thurrock Council website to find out the rules and regulations before you undertake any work. 

Raising Participation Age (RPA)

Click here to find out how this affects you!

Thurrock Careers (Formerly Youth & Connexions)

Frank is in the Gateway Academy every day (including some school holidays) and is available:

  • 9am–5pm Monday to Thursday
  • 9am–4.30pm Friday

Frank can be contacted by the following methods:

Download My Careers - My Directions Booklet

Mob: 07823 326024

How to make a good impression at interview

Download the latest Youth & Connexions leaflets for more information on:

CVs and Applications
It's Your Choice
Parents & Carers
Post 14 Options
Post 16 Options
Preparing for Exams
Preparing for Interviews

Key Stage 4 Options for 2018-21 - click here to view the process and see what options you can take!

Here are some good websites to give you more information:

Work based learning: (formerly LSC)

Further Education:

Going to University:

Help writing your CV:



Inspirational videos from staff within the Gateway Learning Community