Careers Advice

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy

The CEIAG programme at City Academy Norwich provides pupils with a wide range of experiences to help them progress effectively through their education and onto successful careers. It is integrated into students’ experience of the whole curriculum. It is based on a partnership with students and their parents and carers. The programme is organised to raise aspirations, challenge stereotyping and promote equality and diversity.

Using the Gatsby benchmark, our aim is to provide information, advice and guidance (IAG) which is impartial, unbiased and focused on the individual needs of our students. Inspiring our students in this way takes many forms, including dedicated World of Work days, careers fairs and working with our alumni to deliver key messages about the world of work and successful transition into it.

We are always looking to build and develop links with local employers and HE providers. Our aim is to develop the knowledge and skills our students need to make successful choices, manage transition between key stages and between education and the world of work.

We work with local initiatives such as The New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network, the Norwich Opportunity Area and NEACO to increase and support our employer links.

www.takeyourplace.ac.uk/what-we-do

Contact

Careers Lead and Assistant Vice Principal, Mrs K. Temple

01603 452628      katrina.temple@cityacademynorwich.org

Key Stage 3

Year 7

The focus is on financial wellbeing and the labour market, and the range of jobs and careers available to students.

www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget

Year 8

Students will develop their financial wellbeing skills through budgeting, and work on problem-solving skills. The Young Enterprise ‘Learn to Earn’ programme is delivered with this year group, and our alumni network delivers key messages in assemblies in readiness for GCSE choices.

Key Stage 4

Year 9

Students take part in a World of Work morning, with alumni and employer Hot Seat activity.

Year 10

Students have the opportunity of a week’s work experience with a wide range of local businesses. Students are supported to approach employers to find their own placement and thus gain first-hand experience of job seeking. Students will receive advice and guidance to ensure that they get the most from their placements, learning about employer expectations and health and safety issues.  Every year, employers are impressed by the motivation, attitude and commitment demonstrated by our students.

This year, a more tailored World of Work day on CV building and interview techniques will be delivered by our alumni, running alongside National Careers Week.

Year 11

Our Careers Fair in the Autumn term gives year 11 the opportunity to meet with a comprehensive range of employers and training providers from the local area.

All students receive at least one careers interview with a qualified, impartial careers adviser during KS4. Additional intervention strategies are introduced for those who are identified as being at risk of not being in education, employment or training post-16 and for individuals who may find the application process particularly challenging.

At City Academy Norwich we encourage students and parents to use Help You Choose’ in order to research and complete post-16 applications.

Careers guidance information

General:

helpyouchoose.org

www.icanbea.org.uk

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Labour market information:

www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget

Transition to HE:

icould.

www.apprenticeshipsnorfolk.org