Careers Information

The Academy believes that every individual should be prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, and that this preparation should be an important and distinctive element of the curriculum. 

 

The Academy will ensure that each pupil’s curriculum is broad and balanced to meet career aspirations as they develop, and that there will be equality of access to all teaching and learning strategies irrespective of gender, race, creed and ability.  This will be achieved through consultation with the Local Board of Governors, teachers, pupils, parents/ carers, and the statutory Independent and impartial careers advice commissioned by the academy.


Please find the Academy Policy on Careers advice and guidance here



Year 10 Work Experience
: Monday 22nd - Friday 26th May 2017


Year 11 Apprenticeship Day: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Information sessions from training providers and employers. 


Year 11 Mock Interview Event: Monday 6th March 2017
Interviews are always daunting when you have never met the person before but the more you can practice the better you will be. This is a great opportunity for Year 11 students to experience a real job interview with an experienced interviewer. The event takes place between 4pm and 7pm. The students need to prepare a CV in advance and research the job they are interested in. Students only attend for their 20 minute interview at a time to suit them. They should where business clothes or school uniform for the interview.


Careers Interviews
Melanie Lush, our independent careers adviser, is in school on Thursdays. Any student that would like an appointment should inform Mrs Oldham or their tutor. Melanie is happy to help students with apprenticeship and college applications.  Information for year 9 options can be seen here from our Careers Advisor


Further Information





College Calendar 2016-17


Useful websites
We recommend the following websites for students to research possible careers and further education.

National Careers Service

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk 

This is the government website for adults and young people. It contains job profiles, career tools to develop skills, CV Builder and access to advice via phone or online chat.   There is a section for 13-16 year olds with information to help choose options at key stage 3 and key stage 4.


Success at School 



Successatschool.org

This website allows students to explore their career and study choices and connect with employers. Year 9 students have been given their log-ons to use this website to help with option choices.






Apprenticeships

http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/ 

With an increasing number of employers welcoming apprentices, there are more opportunities than ever to get inside some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the country. Search and register for Apprenticeships on the website.



UCAS

http://www.ucas.com

This website contains information on higher education courses. It is really useful to help make choices for post 16 options as you can see what subjects you need to study to be accepted on degree courses