Thorp Academy

Outcomes focused, child centred

Impartial Careers Guidance at Thorp Academy

At Thorp we want to give students the very best impartial careers advice, information and guidance to ensure they make the most informed choice possible. This includes ensuring all students have access to 1:1 impartial careers information, advice and guidance.

In Year 11 all students attend a 1:1 careers meeting with Richard Tickell from Job Centre Plus. In Years 12 and 13 all students have a 1:1 careers meeting with a Rob Ballantyne from Future First

We are excited to have Paul Lancaster as our Enterprise Advisor for Thorp Academy. He is very successful entrepreneur with a vast array of experience and contacts within different industry sectors. He is helping the school build more relevant links to the outside world.

He frequently writes articles for the Journal. Please check out this blog he wrote about young people and career aspirations.


We have also been working with NE1 Ltd since 2016. They offer impartial guidance and the chance to engage with employers from a range of sectors. NE1 Careers Manager, Catherine Tucker has been helping coordinate a range of exciting opportunities for students. Her details are as follows:

Catherine Tucker


Careers Manager NE1 Can

Newcastle NE1 Ltd

Suite A8

Milburn House

Dean Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE1 1 LE

T: 01912113950


E: [email protected]

You can also use these links to find out more about the company and what they do.