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Careers Education

A programme of self-development, career exploration and career management enables pupils to understand themselves and gives them an opportunity to research and plan an appropriate career path throughout KS3 and KS4. Careers Education is delivered through timetabled lessons and all students work towards a Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate in Preparation for Working Life in KS4.

At St. George’s Academy students are entitled to careers information, advice and guidance and also careers education to help prepare for their next career step. All our advisers are committed to providing quality, impartial careers and progression support. During Year 10 and 11 a careers interview will be organised with an external Careers Advisor from Birmingham Careers Service. Workshops will be delivered by Birmingham Careers Service Careers Advisors for Year 9 students in the summer term to support weekly careers lessons.

Throughout the academic year students have the opportunity to attend after school drop in sessions and receive support to complete applications for post-16 training courses. Access to a Careers Fair is provided for students and also Careers Assemblies and Workshops are organised providing the opportunity to engage with several different business representatives and experts. Students are invited to attend taster days at a variety of colleges and training providers across Birmingham giving them an insight in to the different colleges and also the courses available helping students to make an informed careers decision.

A structured Work Experience Programme is organised for Year 11 students in February. Students engage in placements for three days helping them to gain an insight in to the world of work and develop essential employability skills. Our dedicated Outreach Worker Ashley Stops also works with some students who require a more flexible timetable to support their learning and self-development. A personal timetable is developed to include a suitable Work Experience Placement one day a week and external Vocational Courses.

Careers leader: Mr R Allkins

Email: rallkins@stgeorgesacademy.org.uk

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