As an Academy we expect every student to excel by attaching huge importance to developing the individual characteristics of RESPECT, EMPLOYABILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, DIVERSITY and YOUNG AMBASSADORSHIP, all of which prepare our students for the world of work.
We are intent on nurturing students to be fully ready for a career in business and are passionate about growing the aspirations of our young people and their families. We shape conversations about what's possible and for each individual we find the right route into business - from apprenticeships after GCSEs, right through to a degree or post-graduate qualifications. Through our tailored careers curriculum, interwoven with our READY values and close connections with companies large and small, we ensure our school leavers are READY for work and the world of enterprise and commerce.
National Apprenticeship Week 5th-11th February 2024
If you’re a parent, guardian or carer, you can help inspire the apprentices of tomorrow.
Apprenticeships are designed by employers so the training reflects the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need for a particular occupation.
Apprenticeship training is of a high standard and only training providers who are on the register of apprenticeship training providers can deliver the training.
Working as an apprentice means they earn as they learn. An apprentice works in a real job and spends 20% of their working hours training. So they gain the skills needed for their chosen occupation.
Some apprenticeships include a qualification, including a degree. All of the training is free, so the apprentice has no student debt to worry about.
A school or college leaver can apply for university and an apprenticeship at the same time. They can make their final decision after they’ve had time to consider their options.
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we will be displaying below their Parent Guide each month. If you would like to view more please click here.
Provider Access Statement
Our Careers Leader is Ms C. Hurst. If you have any queries about careers, further and higher education or work experience please contact her on (0116) 2703176 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our external careers advisors are:
- Mr R Sahota - Connexions
- Miss L. Hewson - Pathways