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 R Daby

Independent Careers Advisor: Mr S Cooper

Mission Statement

Maltings Academy Careers aims to facilitate the transition from education to further education and employment whilst supporting the development of life skills required to build, grow, and maintain, fulfilling careers To be the main provider of careers advice and guidance in the academy and enable all students to make well informed choices about their future. We aim to:

  • Foster partnerships with local, national and global organisations and businesses to enhance student opportunities.
  • Source and provide up-to-date information about occupations, fields of work, courses, work experience opportunities and research organisations.
  • Help students understand and develop the necessary skills to equip them for whatever career path they choose.
  • Provide opportunities for students to understand their competencies, aspirations and options through a variety of means, including personal discussion with professional advisers.
  • Promote the exchange of ideas between members of the academy and representatives of other organisations on matters affecting the employment of our students.
  • Provide our services impartially, confidentially, efficiently and free from discrimination, adhering to national codes of good practice and professional standards.
  • Recruit, train and develop staff at all levels, to enable these aims and objectives to be met.

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

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

Key Stage 3

Year 7:

First impressions


Team building

Using email

Understanding choice

Year 8:

CV building

Job information

Career pathways

Options choices

Key Stage 4

Year 9:

Career profiles

Labour statistics


CV building

Year 10 and Year 11:

Employability for Life

Mock interviews

CV building

Applications and cover letters

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