Information for Employers

Information for Employers

Holyrood Academy actively promotes a working relationship with local employers. If you are an employer and would like the opportunity to come in and talk to our students then please contact our Careers Leader, Puck Webber.

We really value the contribution that employers have within our community and can offer a variety of opportunities for us to work together. This can include PSHE impact days, assemblies, guest speakers or through supporting our Year 10 and Year 12 work experience programmes.

At Holyrood Academy, we are committed to ensuring that all students have a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Programme. This is from Years 7-13. The programme for our CEAIG across the academy can be found here:

Please also refer to our Provider Access Policy.

We are also committed to meeting The Gatsby Benchmarks, with Benchmark 5 encouraging all students to have encounters with employers. We would welcome contact from any employers who are able to support us with this.

Enterprise Adviser Network
Our school is part of the Enterprise Adviser Network where we work closely with both an Enterprise Co-ordinator and Enterprise Adviser. Their role is to work closely with Holyrood Academy to support our work on CEAIG, in particular, the Gatsby Benchmarks. 

The Enterprise Adviser Network connects schools with employers, to inspire and prepare students for the world of work. To find out more, or to get involved, visit the Careers & Enterprise Company website.

Holyrood Academy is supported by an Enterprise Co-ordinator, Lucy Lewis ( and Enterprise Adviser, Jonathan Taylor ( Jonathan is the General Manager for the SW site of Branston Ltd. He has a wealth of experience in the food sector and works closely with STEM networks too.

Work Experience
Each year, both our Year 10 and Year 12 students participate in a week of work experience during the summer term. This allows us to introduce our students to the world of work, giving them the opportunity to gain and develop valuable qualities and skills, as well as gaining first-hand experience. 

Each of our students is provided with a PIN and password for a database of employers. As part of the process, we require students to contact the employers to request a work experience placement with them.

Please see this link to work experience 2023:

Somerset Education Business Partnership
The Somerset EBP is a free service, aiming to improve connections between employers and education providers throughout the county. Business-education collaboration enhances careers education, inspires learners, showcases career opportunities and fosters a future talent pipeline. Somerset EBP helps learners gain a better understanding of post-16 options and the workplace, alongside publishing local vacancies, including apprenticeships. To see how you can get involved please visit the website

Somerset Education Business Partnership helps:
• Businesses to identify future talent
• Education providers to strengthen business connections
• Learners to develop employability skills that residents and businesses in Somerset thrive

CEAIG Policies:
Please refer to our Provider Access Policy for further details.

Useful Links

Contact Details

01460 260100

If you require any information in an alternative format, please contact the Academy on 01460 260100

Holyrood Academy Zembard Lane, Chard,
Somerset, TA20 1JL

Holyrood Academy is a part of the Uffculme Academy Trust (UAT). UAT is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales number 07338835 and an Exempt Charity.
Registered address: Chapel Hill, Uffculme, Devon EX15 3AG