Careers

Your personal Careers Advisor is Joanne Sorby who is based within the Academy. Students can make an individual appointment to see her by either informing their form tutors or Year Team Leader. An individual appointment will then be made for them in school. They can also access support every lunchtime and Wednesdays after school until 4pm  in Room 32.

Contact

You can contact the careers team at any time using this web-form.

Support offered includes:

  • Individual Guidance on planning and choosing a career
  • Options in Year 8
  • Completing application forms for college
  • Apprenticeships
  • Job hunting skills
  • CV writing
  • Interview Techniques
  • College courses
  • University courses
  • Student finance
  • Support with job applications.

Students can also action the following steps to support their career planning process:

  • Talk to teachers, form tutors, parents/carers, family members, friends about jobs/careers they are interested in.
  • Use ECLIPS to research career ideas further and obtain information about any type of work. Access is by going onto the website ECLIPS and entering password S61 4AU.
  • Use START and TRACK by registering on www.startprofile.com and entering code 36465. This offers students the opportunity to match up jobs with their skills and interests in order to help them make an informed decision.
  • Explore college/sixth from courses by using www.ucasprogress.com to search and apply for courses in their local area.
  • Explore university courses and student finances by using www.ucas.com
  • Find out more about Apprenticeship opportunities by using https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Other useful careers websites include:

  • www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk  website offering all types of careers related information including local labour market information, CV writing, skills and qualifications required for all types of careers, interview skills, options post 16 and job hunting skills.
  • https://icould.com offering careers videos and job information.

Open Events at Local Colleges

  • Askham Bryan College
    Tues 5th March 2019 5pm-6.30pm
  • Barnsley College
    Sat 1st Dec 2018 11am-2pm
    Wed 30th Jan 2019 6pm-8pm
  • Rotherham College - Dearne Valley Campus
    Wed 7 th Nov 2018 3.30pm-6.30pm
    Sat 9th Feb 2019 10am-12pm
  • Rotherham College - Dinnington Campus
    Sat 2nd Feb 2019 10am-12pm
  • Rotherham College - Town Centre Campus
    Sat 19th Jan 2019 10am-12pm
    Sat 16th March 2019 10am-12pm
  • Sheffield College
    Wed 21st Nov 2018 4pm-7pm
    Tues 29th Jan 2019 4pm-7pm
    Mon 4th March 2019 4pm-7pm
  • Thomas Rotherham College
    Tues 6th Nov 3.30pm-7pm
  • Wickersley Sixth Form
    Thurs 15th Nov 2018 5pm-8pm
  • UTC Sheffield City Campus
    Wed 14th Nov 2018 4pm-7pm