Careers

Your personal Careers Advisor is Joanne Sorby who is based within the Academy. Students can make an individual appointment to see her by either informing their form tutors or head of year. An individual appointment will then be made for them in school. They can also access support every lunchtime in Room 32.

Support offered: Individual Guidance on planning and choosing a career, options in Year 8, completing application forms for college, Apprenticeships, Job hunting skills, CV writing, Interview Techniques, college courses, university courses, student finances and support with job applications.

Students can also action the following steps to support their career planning process:

  • Talk to teachers, form tutors, parents/carers, family members, friends about jobs/careers they are interested in.
  • Use ECLIPS to research career ideas further and obtain information about any type of work. Access is by going onto the website ECLIPS and entering password S61 4AU.#
  • Use START and TRACK by registering on www.startprofile.com and entering code 36465. This offers students the opportunity to match up jobs with their skills and interests in order to help them make an informed decision.
  • Explore college/sixth from courses by using www.ucasprogress to search and apply for courses in their local area.
  • Explore university courses and student finances by using www.ucas
  • ind out more about Apprenticeship opportunities by using https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Other useful careers websites include:

  • www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk  website offering all types of careers related information including local labour market information, CV writing, skills and qualifications required for all types of careers, interview skills, options post 16 and job hunting skills.
  • https://icould.com offering careers videos and job information.