Careers Information & Guidance

Don Valley Academy has two qualified careers staff working in school:

Helen Green – Careers Adviser

Jenny Jones – Guidance Support Worker

They provide confidential and impartial advice to students on:

  • Planning for the future – if you have a career idea but want to find out the best route for you or if you have no career ideas – Helen can help you create career ideas around your interests and skills.
  • Choosing your options and what would best suit you.
  • Choosing and apply for a course – college or university.
  • Completing application forms, CVs and letters of application.
  • Finding work or an apprenticeship.
  • Job hunting techniques including mock interviews

During term time they are in school on the following days:

Helen – Mondays

Jenny - Fridays

You can call into the Careers Room (opposite the Key Stage 4 Office in Upper School) at break or lunchtime for a chat or to make an appointment. 

During the holidays you can contact them by email or by telephone (call or text). They work throughout the year.


0794 427 0163


0794 4169 019

Parents/Carers:  If you wish to attend your son/daughters careers interview or just want to chat about their future, please ring school, email or give them a call.

Useful links/websites for Careers research – interactive careers website. 

For careers information and advice -

National Careers Service – job profiles and support with CVs -  – Delta Academies Trust Post 16 Partnership – sixth form courses

National Apprenticeship Service –

National Citizen Service - a government programme for 16-17 year olds to build confidence and independence - 

Voluntary opportunities -