Link your company to The Taunton Academy

We would appreciate support with our careers programme from local employers. Previously, companies have provided presentations to our students about career opportunities with them and employability skills, as well as offering work experience placements. If you would like to find out more, please contact the careers team at or telephone 01823 38200 to speak to Mrs Speakman.

Our Careers Team

Welcome to the Careers, Information, Education, Advice and Guidance (CIEAG) section at the Taunton Academy.  Our Careers team consists of Mr M Bernard (Senior Leader & Careers 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 or or telephone 01823 348200.

Careers guidance and support



External Providers & Employers (including Baker clause)

CIEAG Policy

Website under development – information coming soon.  

Website under development – information coming soon.  

Website under development – information coming soon.  

Website under development – information coming soon.  

Find out the latest careers information

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 (

Employers: Any employer looking to engage with TA please contact Matt Bernard on or 01823 34820

The Senior Leader for Careers education is Mr Bernard:

HotSW Virtual Careers Fair PowerPoint

Bridgwater & Taunton College

To view opportunities for Year 10 students, please click on the following link which we will update each month. This initial release provides an overview of each of the five pathways available to school leavers. 

Somerset Care

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

Somerset Care Group 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

Careers in the Army

Junior entry virtual event – information coming soon.

Virtual Careers Fair

The last virtual careers Fair took place in April 2021.  When details of the next event become available these will be published here.  

HotSW Virtual Careers Fair PowerPoint