Careers Advice

Every student has an entitlement to careers education, information, advice and guidance, or CIEAG. We have a comprehensive careers program across all Key Stages, from Year 8 – Year 13. We aim to offer all students the opportunity to make informed, realistic decisions about their futures.

If you would like more information, or to request a careers meeting, please email our dedicated Careers Advisor at David.Ball@suttonacademy.attrust.org.uk. David is available to discuss different options, CVs apprenticeships and other careers information and is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Careers Input Year 8 – Year 13

Year 8

  • Year 8 will explore Careers & Work Related Learning in March – ‘What’s in a Job?’
  • Students learn about Law and the Courts, looking at different jobs in the legal profession

Year 9

  • Careers interviews are available for learners who wish to discuss their plans
  • Decision Making Day with input from NHS Success, looking at jobs within different career areas. We explore factors that affect choices and different occupational groups within the NHS
  • Careers & Choices sessions with IT resources – Kudos/icould, the National Careers Service
  • Attendance at Options Evening – students add names to list to request individual meetings

Year 10

  • All Year 10 students take part in Mock Interview Day, with input from West Notts/ local employers and organisations
  • All Year 10 students have extensive Work Experience input for their 2 week placement – Work Experience launch/CV writing/cover letter preparation/ identifying and applying for placements, placement visits, Work Experience Book preparation. This is ongoing, starting September
  • Revisiting Kudos to identify skill sets to link to careers, and uploading CVs and letters
  • National Skills Show – NEC visit
  • 1:1 careers interviews with students as requested
  • Apprenticeships – what they are and how they can benefit you, sessions for all

Year 11

  • All Year 11’s receive a 1:1 careers meeting to check choices & apply for college/apprenticeships, with written action plan. Many students have ongoing, intensive support throughout the year

Year 12 – 13

  • All Year 12 students who do not intend to progress to Year 11 receive support for their next step, as do Year 13’s who do not intend to apply to university
  • Year 12 Work Experience
  • All sixth form students are entitled to careers meetings to support their university/ further work and training choices

Online Resources

Apprenticeships offer practical, paid work experience with training and are available in a wide range of areas. The Get in Go Far website is a national database where you can search and apply for vacancies and find out lots of information about what an apprenticeship can do for you!

getingofar.gov.uk

The National Careers Service offers information, advice and guidance to help people of all ages to make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. You can access confidential and impartial advice, from qualified careers advisers to help in your career choices. To speak directly to a Careers Advisor over the phone call 0800 100 900

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

icould is a general careers website, with lots of real-life stories and videos about different careers and the people who do them. It has features on picking the right career for you, including volunteering and has spotlights on specific occupations such as working in museums, or becoming a magazine journalist.

icould.com

Parent Adviser offers advice and guidance to parents and carers in the pre-university/ post Year 13 decision-making process, covering finances, options and alternatives to university

parentadviser.co.uk

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) Policy

Careers Information Advice and Guidance Policy

 

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