Careers, Work Experience and Employability
Overview of Careers at St Augustine Academy
All students at St Augustine Academy will have access to careers education, work experience & employability 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. In year 10, students will also source and secure a work experience placement with help and advice from the Academy.
The aim is to ensure that all students are able to successfully manage their careers, obtain a work experience placement, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic well -being throughout their lives.
Mr Lewis Muir – Careers Lead/Co-ordinator
Mrs Juliet Parsons – Careers Advisor
Ms Val Thomas – Work Experience Co-ordinator
St Augustine has a part-time Careers Adviser, Juliet Parsons, who is available in school on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to meet with all Year 11 students individually. Additionally, Juliet is available to meet with students from other Year groups by teacher referral or student/parental request.
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 below.
Students should also read ‘My choices after year 11 – an action plan.’ Click here.
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.
Mr Lewis Muir
Telephone: 01622 752490