Careers Advice

At our Academy students are offered comprehensive advice and a wide range of opportunities to develop their awareness about future careers. We want all of our pupils to aim high and reach their full potential.

Our School Careers Adviser is Ms O’Donnell.

Students can find Ms O’Donnell in the Careers Base (1st floor) for further help and advice.

If parents/carers have any queries regarding careers please contact the school and ask for Ms O’Donnell (School Careers Adviser).

Our School Careers Adviser supports students from Year 7 onwards through a range of activities, including:

  • Careers fairs
  • Class sessions and assemblies
  • Guest speakers from industry
  • Talks from local colleges, training providers and universities
  • Trips and workplace visits
  • University and college visits
  • Parent evenings – our School Careers Adviser is available for advice and guidance

Year 9 Options

In Year 9 we support students when choosing their options. By making the right decisions and choosing the subjects that they will excel in, students have more options in the future.

Work Experience

In Year 10, all of our students have the opportunity to take part in a week of work experience with a local employer. This will give them the chance to develop their employability skills and knowledge of different sectors in the world of work. One to one guidance interviews are also offered to Year 10 students and they will all take part in colleges taster days at the end of Year 10.

Year 11 Guidance Interviews

All Year 11 students are offered a one to one guidance interview with our School Careers Adviser to support them in making their future choices. Follow up appointments are also offered to pupils who need more time or support to make the right decisions. In addition, we ensure all pupils have access to a range of guest speakers and visits so they can make well-informed choices.

Useful Websites

  • Plotr – careers advice that’s useful, inspiring and tailored to YOU. Play the free careers advice Game, explore detailed career profile hubs – then take next steps

  • Get in Go Far – information and advice about apprenticeships

  • NHS Health Careers – make a difference with a career in health. Get all the information you need to take the next step in your career

  • Prospects – prospects for graduate jobs, postgraduate study, advice about work experience, internship opportunities and graduate careers

  • UCAS – UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships. Find all the information for your next step

  • STEM Careers – STEM Careers is a digital toolkit for students and teachers. It helps to make the link between the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects people study in school, college or university and the world of work

  • Careers Box – students can watch films and videos about different jobs

  • icould – get ideas for your future with free career videos, job information, plus advice on career options and the world of work

  • Tech Future Careers – Tech Future Careers is the place to find out all about the exciting tech roles available in companies from loads of different sectors