Careers & Futures

Careers & Futures take centre stage at UTC Reading.

Through our vision of transforming lives through learning, our students will be well prepared for the world of work and their future. We have designed a bespoke programme of learning focused on careers and futures for each year group that provides our students with a range of opportunities to engage with employers and specialist trainers to enhance their skills, knowledge and attributes in preparation for adulthood.  

Below you will find information relating to our careers and futures programme at UTC Reading including key contacts, useful documentation for parents, students, employers and teachers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like further information. 

Stephanie Mitchell is Assistant Principal, Head of Sixth Form and head of Careers, Futures & Employer Engagement 

Stephanie is Assistant Principal, responsible for the Sixth Form and the UTC Reading Careers, Futures & Employer Engagement programme. She is the designated Careers Leader. Stephanie is in the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and leads the careers team to deliver all elements of the UTC Reading Careers & Futures (CAF) Programme.

Stephanie successfully passed her Level 6 qualification in Careers Leadership and is currently undertaking Enhanced Careers Leader Training with the Careers Development Institute (CDI). Stephanie has led UTC Reading to achieve the Quality in Careers Standard on three occasions, most recently achieving the Gold Award in 2023, showing sustained excellence in CEIAG.

Stephanie has been at UTC Reading since September 2016 and has a passion for diversity in STEM, partnering with WISE to encourage more females to take up a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, as well as the Arts (STEAM). A firm believer in learning through creativity, Stephanie also teaches subjects such as Product Design and Architecture.

If you would like to get involved with the UTC Reading Careers Programme, please contact Stephanie by emailing



Gold Quality in Careers Standard

UTC Reading has been awarded the national Quality in Careers Standard – Gold level in recognition of the high and continuous standard of its careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) provision.

We previously held the Quality Award Standard twice before, but this third time of winning means we get the Gold level.

Career Mark Certificate 2023

Career Mark Report 2023

Career Mark Certificate 2020

Career Mark Case Study 2020

Career Mark Report 2020


Careers Programme

We have developed a comprehensive careers programme at UTC Reading that you can read through in the document below. This shows you the overall programme for the UTC and for each year group. 

UTC Reading Careers Programme 2022-2024

CDI Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education

Gatsby Good Career Guidance Report

CEIAG Policy 2022-24

CEIAG Provider Access Policy 2022-24


Year 10


Year 12

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