Careers - Information

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

Click here to download all College Open Events for 2015-16

Opportunity Thurrock


Click on the image below to view the latest 6 month traineeship to learn the basics of organic growing...

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Download a useful pack for Apprenticeships here

Apprenticeship Day - Thursday 12 March 2015

Students from The Gateway Academy recently visited the Youth Hub in Grays for an 'Apprenticeship Day'. They took part in a team-building exercise. They built the tallest tower out of all of the schools that attended on the day!

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GA Apprenticeship 0 Pictured right with Jordon Howlett is Tiffany Bright of Thurrock Council Learning and Skills team at the Apprenticeship Day.


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Want a Saturday job? Download the Work Permit form here and get Miss 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. Click here to find out all you need to know.

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-2.30pm Monday
  • 9am–5pm Tuesday to Thursday
  • 9am–4.30pm Friday

He is also available on Mondays from 3pm-5pm  (term time only) in Tilbury Youth Centre, Quebec Road

Frank can be contacted by the following methods:

Tel: 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 Booklet 2015-18 below, click on the image to view!

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Here are some good websites to give you more information:

Work based learning: (formerly LSC)

Further Education:

Going to University:

Help writing your CV:



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Inspirational videos from staff within the Gateway Learning Community