Welcome to the careers section at the Taunton Academy.  Our Careers team consists of Mr M Bernard (Senior Leader), Mrs A Speakman and Mrs D Councill (Careers Coordinators) and Mr S Todd (Governor).  If you have any queries, please contact Mrs A Speakman or Mrs D Councill on aspeakman@thetauntonacademy.com or dcouncill@thetauntonacademy.com or telephone 01823 348200.

Below you can find out latest careers information.

Next Steps South West

We work very closely with Next Steps South West (NSSW) to provide a supportive and comprehensive careers programme for all students at the Taunton Academy.

Click here to access Career Pilot

Career Pilot




Somerset Care

Please take a look at the linked PowerPoint file for information on The Somerset Care Group:

Somerset Care Group Information

Heart of the South West – Virtual Careers Fair

For information regarding the HotSW Virtual Careers Fair due to be held on the 27th, 28th and 29th of April 2021, please take a look at the linked PowerPoint file below:

HotSW Virtual Careers Fair PowerPoint

Careers in the Army

Junior entry virtual event – information coming soon.

Bridgwater & Taunton College

To view opportunities for Year 10 students, please click on the following link visit.btc.ac.uk/btc-schoolsinfopage-year10 which we will update each month. This initial release provides an overview of each of the five pathways available to school leavers. You will also find useful documents and information on enrichment and the world class facilities here at BTC.


Richard Huish College

We have a dedicated School Leavers section on our website School Leavers – Richard Huish College which has all the info students should need to make for an informed decision and application should they wish to. This includes links to all of our courses. Course info can also be found in our prospectus which can be downloaded here Prospectus-2021-2022.pdf (huish.ac.uk)

Employers: Any employer looking to engage with TA please contact Matt Bernard on mbernard@thetauntonacademy.com or 01823 34820

The Senior Leader for Careers education is Mr Bernard:

Matt Bernard


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