Careers and Work Related Learning

South Nottinghamshire Academy is passionate about preparing all of our students to shine brightly in the world of work and study that awaits them.  The Academy facilitates a rolling programme of interactive and informative careers and employability programmes and students are encouraged develop their core skills and think about their aspirations and career ideas from their early Years 7/8, through to Year 11 and beyond.

The school has a dedicated Careers and Work Related Learning mentor, who works closely with students as they reach KS3-5. Individual guidance sessions help to identify progression routes, showcase opportunities, and offer assistance with applications, CVs and job searches.  Students will also receive support from tutors and other mentors, helping them to enhance their personal development, set individual targets and match their capabilities to higher/further education or apprenticeships.

We believe in a ‘whole school approach’. Careers education is reflected across all subject areas during National Careers Week and through inspirational talks by guest speakers from the world of work.  In order to increase their knowledge of labour markets and business expectations, students are able to take part in work related visits to employers.  Our university campus visits, highlight ‘where a degree can take you’ and help students to learn about Uni Life and researching degree options. By the time they leave the Academy, we expect students to have developed essential qualities and skills which they need, to help them ‘stand out’ and enjoy a rewarding and successful future.

At the heart of the Academy, there is an affinity with the world of work. We are very fortunate to work with a varied range of business organisations.  We have been in partnership with Price Waterhouse Cooper since 2011 and they actively support our employability programmes. Other links include Boots, Spec Savers, Capital One, John Lewis, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Bio City and many other industries, who offer their expertise, both in and out of the classroom each year.  We are delighted to have been finalists, in the Chamber of Commerce School of the Year for Business Engagement, Skills and Employability (2013-2016).

We are proud of the feedback we receive. As well as helping students achieve their very best results, we believe that our careers education and work related learning programmes will ensure that students have a clear understanding of business expectations and future progression.  

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