Careers

Careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a significant contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life at Cathedral Academy.  The CEIAG programme is designed to be progressive from Year 7 to Year 11 and support students in making informed choices in years 8 and 11.

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance it is hoped that students will be encouraged to make the most of their talents and to go on to jobs or courses which suit their needs and abilities.

In particular we intend our students to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities.
  • Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance.
  • Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.

We recognise that the process of making career decisions is a lengthy one that will continue after our students leave school.

Phase 1 provision includes:

Year 7
  • Labour Market information assembly
  • Careers library introduction
  • Career routes & local employer assemblies
  • Use of START Profile to understand interests & work preferences
  • Examples of subject specific or one-off activities:
  • BAE Roadshow
  • Girls in Engineering project
Year 8
  • Labour Market information assembly
  • Careers library introduction
  • Career routes & local employer assemblies
  • Use of START Profile to understand interests & work preferences
  • Meeting with SLG member, if requested, prior to making options choices
  • Examples of subject specific or one-off activities:
  • STEM Roadshow at Hull University
  • STEMPlus at Wakefield College
  • Burberry Textiles workshop
  • Salters Festival of Chemistry at Leeds Uni

Phase 2 Provision includes:

Year 9
  • Labour Market information assembly
  • Career routes & local employer assemblies
  • University visit
  • Careers Fair
  • Examples of subject specific or one-off activities:
  • Travel & Tourism visit to Barnsley College
  • Give Construction a Go event
  • National Enterprise Challenge
Year 10
  • Labour Market information assembly
  • Career routes & local employer assemblies
  • Careers Fair
  • Careers day including writing application forms for mock interviews
  • Mock interviews
  • University visits and residentials
  • National Apprenticeship show
  • Workplace visit
  • Examples of subject specific or one-off activities:
  • Operating Theatre Live
  • BPP Uni Law School mock trials
  • Catering visit to Barnsley College
Year 11
  • Labour Market information assembly
  • Career routes & local employer assemblies
  • Careers fair
  • Assemblies from FE colleges & 6th forms
  • College taster days
  • Year 11 info evening with access to local colleges
  • Post-16 application support in form time
  • Group & 1:1 careers interview with careers advisor
  • University visits
  • Skills Yorkshire Roadshow
  • Apprenticeship search and application support

Our Careers Leader is Mrs Lawson and she can be contacted on 01924 330640 or by emailing rlawson@cathedral.trinitymat.org.