Acle Academy

Careers

Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

At Acle Academy we believe that good provision of CEIAG is fundamental in helping young people to reach their potential, broaden horizons, and explore their own career aspiration and to be ambitious. Equipping our young people to leave school and move successfully in to further education, employment or training has always held high priority at Acle.  

The careers programme we offer takes a practical approach, giving students the employability skills so essential to both finding and being successful in their chosen path. We are committed to careers and work-related learning which includes a taught programme throughout years 7-11 with focus on employment skills and raising aspiration, understanding of career paths and opportunities are embedded within the whole school curriculum. There is a focus on linking students’ understanding of how subjects apply in the real world of work.

Our careers programme offers many opportunities throughout the school year for all students.  The programme includes visits to businesses and the opportunity to get involved in taster days offered by further education providers, work experience and focused career guidance provided through a qualified Careers Councillor.

We are keen to engage with businesses and employers to help us inform and educate our students about the world of work and prepare them for the future. Throughout the year we have several events and activities in which employers can engage with students, these include business lunches, drop down days, work experience placements, careers fairs, CV workshops & more. We are always looking to involve more employers and businesses in linking careers to the curriculum. If you would be interested in supporting our work please get in contact via the school office or contact Mrs C Skarin directly.  We would also like to welcome past students into our alumni and appreciate their participation and involvement into our school events and activities. 

The main objectives for the careers programme are as follows:

  •  helping students to understand the changing world of work 
  •  facilitating meaningful encounters with employers for all students 
  •  supporting inclusion, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality of opportunity 
  •  contributing to strategies for raising achievement, particularly by increasing motivation

Help You Choose

All students in Year 11 will be offered one-to-one guidance in an impartial manner focusing on the needs of the individual student, though some will choose to make their choices independently.  We use Help You Choose as the common prospectus and every course available to young people in Norfolk is in the prospectus.  It is a useful guidance tool in lower years and as a means of searching for post-16 courses, and using the CAP (Common Application Process) during year 11 for post-16 applications. 

The programme aims to develop students’ confidence and independence, it aims to remove barriers to ensure students’ readiness to take their next step in their learning or career. It is our aim to ensure each student and their families are supported through the many decisions they will be making at key stages. Independent careers guidance is available via the National Careers Service - Any student or family member may access this useful resource and at any stage of their learning.

Unifrog

Acle Academy has recently subscribed to the Unifrog platform. From September 2020 all students will be able to access the platform with their unique user name and password. Parents and carers can also access the site and have a student eye view of all its functions.  Unifrog is an extensive resource which brings all the available information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices and submit the strongest applications.

  • Click here to access Unifrog online
  • Further information for parents and carers can be access via a recorded webinar - Click here to view   

 

Contact Details

If you have any queries or require any further information on CEIAG at Acle Academy, please contact one of our team:

Mrs Skarin Careers Leader Tel: 01493 750 431 E-mail: cskarin@acle.norfolk.sch.uk
Mrs Thompson Careers Co-ordinator Tel: 01493 750 431 Email: kthompson@acle.norfolk.sch.uk

 

Useful Documents

 

Careers Newsletters

 

CAREEROMETER

Want to find out information such as salaries and working hours for different jobs? 
Click on the dotted area in one of the cards and enter in a career that you’re interested in.  You can use the second card to add another career and compare the two.  

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Explore your options by clicking on each of the links below

The Apprenticeship Guide
The Apprenticeship Guide gives online access to loads of useful information about apprenticeships, general careers advice, direct links to employers and training providers that offer apprenticeships, real life stories and much more.

Help You Choose
Help You Choose is where you can find out about all the courses on offer in Norfolk.  Look here for information on college courses and applications.  Job and apprenticeship opportunities are also advertised here as well as a wealth of information on careers progression.

JobHero
Follow the link for a great guide by JobHero called the “Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Career”.

Kudos
Kudos is a leading career development service that helps young people to explore, develop and maximise their potential.

The National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

Career Pathways

Starting to think about your future career?  These websites will give you information about both the range of jobs available within each ‘Career Family’ and the qualification pathways you could take.


Please note that the information shared on this page is due to be reviewed at the end of May 2021