Careers Information & Guidance
'Preparing students for the challenges that lie ahead'
The Academy has a dedicated Careers Centre, staffed by a Careers Officer and Administrative support.
The aim of the Careers Department is to provide students with a view of the wider world and of the opportunities that exist beyond Academy life. We encourage students to be more self-aware. By learning about themselves and their preferences, well-informed decisions and career choices can be made. Through career exploration students learn about the opportunities that exist in the wider world, and through career management plan how to realise their ambitions. Through Careers we aim to encourage and motivate our students to achieve and be successful in life.
Our objectives are achieved in a variety of different ways including: visits from speakers, arranging trips to careers events, delivering Careers lessons, arranging work experience, liaising with the CfBT Careers service, etc. All students visit the Careers Centre on a regular basis and are encouraged to use this staffed facility during break-times and lunch-times. The Careers Centre contains extensive up-to-date information on training, occupations, apprenticeships, Further Education and Higher Education and boasts an extensive range of IT packages, books, pamphlets and leaflets, which all students from Years 7 to 13 can benefit from and are encouraged to use.