Careers and Work Experience

Overview of Careers at St Augustine Academy

All students at St Augustine Academy will have access to careers education and impartial one-to-one advice guidance which will enable each student to choose the most appropriate educational and career pathway for them as an individual.  The majority of support is focused around the needs of students in Year 11 as they approach a critically important transition period, formulating their educational/career plans for life after the Academy.

Ultimately, the aim is to ensure that all students are able to successfully manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic well -being throughout their lives.

Careers Adviser

St Augustine has a part time Careers Adviser, Juliet Parsons, who is available in school on Tuesdays and Fridays to meet with all Year 11 individually.  Additionally, Juliet is available to meet with students from other Year groups by teacher referral or student/parental request.

Contact details:
Room N023
Telephone: 01622 752490 ext:801
Email:  jparsons@saa.woodard.co.uk

Juliet will provide support and guidance on:

  • Exploring career options and choices available for students based on individual strengths, interests and abilities.
  • Further education opportunities (college and 6th Form)
  • Apprenticeships, Training Providers and Traineeships
  • Careers Research and local labour market information
  • Interviews, Applications and CV writing


For more detailed information on these topics see the downloads on the right of this page.

Students should also read ‘My choices after year 11 – an action plan.’ Click here.


Work Experience

Every year 10 student takes part in the Work Experience programme at St Augustine Academy. This programme is a vital part of the curriculum for the students as it is intended to give students experience of working life and to develop & practise the various skills and attitudes needed in the workplace.

It also provides an opportunity to increase self-confidence, develop personal and social skills and helps to give a focus and relevance to their school studies. In some cases, it may also lead to the offer of a summer or Saturday job or an apprenticeship opportunity.

The whole process from researching placement opportunities to meeting with potential employers and securing a placement is the responsibility of the individual student. However, there is comprehensive support from the Work Experience Co-Ordinator who organises and runs the whole programme from start to finish.

Documents that can be downloaded from this page are the Parents/carers’ Information Booklet and the form for showing the details of the placement that the student has arranged. These are for information only – paper copies of these documents will be provided to parents/carers at the Work Experience Information Evening on Thursday 24th November when the whole process will be explained and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Work Experience Co-Ordinator – Ms Thomas

Contact details:
Room W006
Telephone: 01622 752490
Email:  vthomas@saa.woodard.co.uk