Moving On

Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

Cambridge is contributing to the UKs economic development and this is driven by the large number of very successful science and technology companies in the region. There are over 1,500 companies in the Cambridge Technology Cluster, employing over 53,000 people and generating over £12billion a year (and that is before you take into account science and technology jobs in academia and healthcare!).

Progression is at the centre of all that we do at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology. We want every one of our students to have the best possible chance of succeeding in their chosen career path. Therefore, we expect each student to achieve their best in their academic studies, ‘Challenge Project’ work and in the many other opportunities that we provide.

To support students in progressing to their chosen careers we provide a week’s work experience for all of our year 10 and 12s. We also provide a bespoke careers guidance programme facilitated by staff that are passionate about students achieving their ambitions. Each student receives personalised guidance in developing CV writing skills, interview technique, UCAS and apprenticeship applications.To support students in progressing to their chosen careers we provide a week’s work experience for all of our year 10 and 12s. We also provide a bespoke careers guidance programme facilitated by staff that are passionate about students achieving their ambitions. Each student

Because our students meet so many employers they learn about a wide range of careers and develop the skills and confidence to conduct themselves in a professional environment. Involving employers at the heart of our education enables students to build professional networks and opens doors and work experience opportunities that are not always available elsewhere.

Details of our careers provision and support for students in moving on to sixth form, further and higher education, apprenticeships and work can be found by clicking on the subjects to the right.

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology Alumni

We work closely with each and every student to help them decide on the best option for their career aspirations and look forward to following the progress of our alumni. If you have been a student of Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology we would love to hear how you are doing.  We would also love to hear from you if you would be prepared to come and talk to and/or give advice to our current students about your experiences (university, apprenticeships, or careers).

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Meet the Team

Staff Member: Role:
Alistair Easterfield SLT Lead, Challenge Projects, Year 11 Progression, Portfolios of Achievement, Destinations
Melissa Lee Work Experience, Apprenticeships, Career Events, 1:1 Support
Ruth McKenzie University Applications, EPQ
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