Student Careers

Careers and Higher Education

At Maltings Academy our aim is to help you through the challenge of deciding a career, providing an independent and comprehensive careers guidance service for students seeking information on school leaver employment and further study.

Careers lead: Mr S Hankinson - Email: shankinson@maltingsacademy.org

Independent Careers Advisor: Mr S Cooper

You will find our 2018-19 Careers Programme detailed at the bottom of this page. This programme is subject to whole school quality assurance processes and an updated version of the plan will be published at the start of the summer term.


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Mission Statement

At Maltings Academy we are committed to providing good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and work-related learning (WRL) for all students in years 7 to 13. We measure ourselves using the Gatsby Benchmarks. The eight benchmarks provide us with a framework that helps us to identify our strengths and areas that we can develop.

Our careers programme is embedded within the curriculum and supported throughout the school by teachers, tutors, as well as partners and dedicated suppliers of careers education, information, advice and guidance; which enables us to deliver the very best provision to our students. The careers programme combines career planning lessons, skills workshops, one-to-one independent careers guidance, mentoring, online career information resources and a wide range of events and activities, including: sector career talks, employer visits, a careers fair, inspirational speakers, enterprise activities, career advice evenings and work experience. All students will have the opportunity to have seven encounters with employers – at least one each year from year 7 to year 13.


Our Aims

The careers programme supports students to construct their own ‘career story’ about who they are, what is important to them and what they would like to achieve in their lives and aims to:

  • Equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to make well informed decisions at key transition points in learning and work, through a bespoke programme of careers education.
  • Work in partnership with employers, training providers, further education and higher education institutions, to provide a wide range of opportunities that will inspire students through real-life contact with the world of work.
  • Empower students to consider a broad range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) and develop an ambitious outlook that will inspire and motivate them to achieve their personal best.
  • Provide personalised and impartial information, advice and guidance to support students to develop and manage their own progression through learning and work.
  • Raise aspiration, value and promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

In conjunction with tutors, the staff of the Careers Department prepares Maltings Academy students for life after school by running courses for specific year groups, organising suitable events and encouraging in our pupils independence of thought and action. Although the majority of pupils from the school apply to a university or apprenticeships, no young person should feel they are on a ‘production line’, and the processes of discernment and decision-making are nurtured in many different contexts of school life.


If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your career, please email careers@maltingsacademy.org

September Guarantee

The September Guarantee is a guarantee of an offer, made by the end of September, of an appropriate place in post-16 education or training for every young person completing compulsory education. Ensuring that every young person has an offer of a place to progress onto is particularly important as it helps young people make a seamless transition into post-16 learning or employment with training.

The September Guarantee is supported by good quality information, advice and guidance. This can come from a number of sources which include:

 Teachers

 Parents and family friends

 Careers Coordinators and Guidance Advisers

 On-line and printed information about courses, progression routes and employment routes

What does the Guarantee offer?

The September Guarantee is an offer of a place in one of the following:

 A school sixth form

 A college of further education

 Employment with training to at least level 2

 An apprenticeship

Very useful links also are:

www.gov.uk/government/uploads/attachmentdata/file/268972/participationofyoungpeople-

statutoryguidancev3.pdf

or more generic information can be found at :

www.gov.uk

click on any of the links below for additional advice and information

Key Stage 3

Year 7:

First impressions

Ice-breakers

Team building

Using email

Employer Engagement

Understanding choice

Year 8:

CV building

Job information

Career pathways

Options choices

Employer Engagement

Key Stage 4

Year 9:

Career profiles

Labour market information

Extra-curricular

CV building

Employer Engagement

Year 10 and Year 11:

Mock interviews

CV building

Applications and cover letters

Employer Engagement

Post 16 options

Key Stage 5

Year 12:

Employability for Life Charter Plus

UCAS & employment search support



Year 13:

UCAS applications

Mock interviews

CV building

Cover letter workshops

For advice and information on local profiles and opportunities click here >

CEIAG Programme MTA - 2018-2019
CEIAG Programme - WSF 2018-19