Careers

What can you expect from your Careers Education and Guidance at The King’s Academy?

At The King’s Academy, you are entitled to:

  • Help to make decisions about your future wherever you need it;
  • The opportunity to go on workplace visits and listen to inspirational speakers;
  • A well-stocked and up to date careers library including the latest software;
  • Face to face impartial Careers Guidance which is given in your best interest;
  • Knowledge of the world of work and skills needed to be successful in your job.

An idea of what this might mean for each year group is given below:

For Year 7 this might mean:

Finding out about different jobs and what qualifications you might need.
Being shown the Academy’s Careers software programmes.
Having the opportunity to have lunchtime Careers drop in.
Starting to think about who you are and what you want out of life.
Learning how to make important decisions about your new steps.
Keeping an open mind about your options.

 

For Years 8&9 this might mean:

Being introduced to the National Careers Service and how they can help you.
Learning about Enterprise and how young people can start a business.
Going on employer and university visits to bring courses, qualifications and jobs to life.
Gaining an awareness of the jobs that are available in the North East.
Looking at stereotyping and discrimination.

 

For Years 10&11 this might mean:

Investigating post-16 options and finding the right route after GCSE.
Learning about apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.
Organising work experience placements.
Attending colleges and training providers to see what they offer.
Having a 1:1 interview with external careers advisors and members of staff.
Signing up for summer schools and university master classes.

 

For the 6th Form this might mean:

Investigating post-18 options and finding the right route after 6th Form.
Continued 1:1 support to plan your future whenever you need it.
Help to find a meaningful Enrichment experience to aid your long term goals.
The opportunity to listen to weekly inspiring speakers.
Practical help to find the right job, apprenticeship or university place.
Learning how to handle your finances.

Careers Education Policy