The Academy recognises the essential part careers education, information advice and guidance play in preparing students for future pathways and the responsibilities of adult and working life. With this understanding, it is the intent of the Academy to provide an effective and progressive careers programme  throughout  our students learning experience to enable them to realise their full potential and be inspired to achieve a successful future. This is in keeping with the Academy’s vision statement “to develop happy and successful people who accept responsibility, demonstrate determination and act with humility”.


Key Careers Staff:

Mr Jeremy Dickson – SLT with responsibility for line managing Careers Leader and support the development and delivery of the Careers Guidance provision,

Mrs Evette Sharpe – Careers Leader and Careers Adviser- main contact for careers provision [email protected] Telephone : 01953602078

Mrs Claire Preston – Director of Sixth Form supporting Heads of Year 12 and 13 with the development and delivery of sixth form careers provision.

Mr Barny Pearce–    Leader of Sixth Form and Head of Year13 –Pastoral Care & Destinations and Oxbridge & Medicine Applications Mentor.

Mrs Melanie Heale- Head of Year 12 and Work Experience and Head of Student Progress and Employment /Training routes.


Careers Entitlement

All students including off site learners are entitled to and will receive impartial and independent careers education advice and guidance which will inform their longer -term career goal –

  •  To help students learn to understand themselves and develop their capabilities.
  • To develop an understanding of the range of opportunities available at each transitional stage (14, 16 and 18) including technical education routes and higher and degree Apprenticeships.
  • To support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunities.
  • To enable students to explore careers through employer encounters, online resources, and the careers library resources.
  • To raise students’ self-esteem and confidence which will allow them to realise their true potential.
  • To help students manage their career planning, by giving them the tools which will enable them to make decisions based on interests and abilities and labour market information.
  • To raise aspiration to prevent disengagement from the learning process and students becoming NEET (not in Employment, Education or Training).
  • To provide the opportunity for students to learn about STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) related careers. To have encounters with employers and workplaces related to STEM; to encourage proactive links with curriculum subjects.

Implementation of Careers Guidance

  • Careers Education is delivered mainly during timetable sessions in Year 7-11 through Communication and Culture tutorial programme with input from the Careers Leader and tutors at key and appropriate times throughout the year.
  • Careers activities including careers fairs, external speakers, trips, mock interviews, CV workshops, mentoring and guest assemblies are offered to all students as part of the careers programme.
  • All Year 11 students are offered a face to face personal guidance interview mainly in the Autumn to assist with post 16 transition. Parents are also invited to the interviews.
  • Careers information is made available to students via the Careers corner in the library, online resources and with frequent emails sent by Careers Lead promoting /informing students of any exterior opportunities.
  • Year 12 and 13 students have an extensive sixth form calendar of events which is mainly offered through the tutorial programme and is a joint effort by the Head of Year 13, Head of Progress and Work experience and Careers Leader which includes UCAS convention trips, visiting speakers  Ted Talks, Apprenticeships Talks and workshops , Personal Statement workshops , CV workshops and interview support, Oxford and Cambridge presentations and application support.

Measuring the Impact of the Careers Programme

Destination data for the last 3 years.

Using the Careers Enterprise Company Compass tool   termly  to evaluate the careers activities against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks  https://compass.careersandenterprise.co.uk/shared/DDHGYlywJMD50kE0uxAsTwykzGg4GkP6

Provider Access Statement Policy:

This statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.  Please click on link to read our Provider Access Statement in full. 

Careers Education and Guidance Policy and Careers Programme:

Please see full Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Policy:

Please see Career Programme

Labour Market Information (LMI)

Labour Market Information is a useful tool to help research future jobs in the local area, regional area and nationally. It helps you to understand the following, particularly as you begin to consider future career pathways. 

  • What skills and qualifications you need for specific jobs?
  • How much money you can earn in a particular job?
  • Which job sectors are growing?
  • Which jobs meet more people.
  • What Jobs are in short demand.
  • What jobs have a higher percentage of men or women?
  • Routes taken to qualify for certain careers.

Usefully links for students and parents:

https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/- General information on LMI

Explore LMI data

Explore different occupations using Careerometer and jobs links to your skills using Skillsometer.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/browse-a-to-z  – Browse Job profiles

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcses/find-career-ideas/explore-jobs

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/523/What-are-key-skills%3F-Employability-skills-to-help-you-get-a-job%C2%A0-

Student Area

Wymondham Academy wants you to have a successful future!  Please see how we plan to achieve this by having a look at your Career Entitlement and Careers Programme planned.

 Useful links

Options 14, 16 and 18

Considering an Apprenticeships?

Careers in Health Care

Careers in the Forces:

STEM Careers

General Career Links:

National Careers Servicehttps://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Target Careershttps://targetcareers.co.uk/

Icanbea https://www.icanbea.org.uk/

Higher Education:

UCAShttps://www.ucas.com/

Prospects https://www.prospects.ac.uk/- 

Studential- Personal Statement https://www.studential.com/

Student Ladder – support in work experience and more https://www.studentladder.co.uk/

University Ranking –https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/

Alternatives to University:

https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/school-leaver-programmes

https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/jobs/school-leaver-programmes

Parent / Carer Area:

Wymondham Academy wants your child to have a successful and rewarding future.   We would like to work closely with you as well in order to achieve this. Please see useful links for parents and carers below which will provide you will relevant information.

Useful Links for Parents/Carers:

Parents Guide is brought to you from Careers Writers Association with helpful information for parents /carers to support you as your son/daughter transition adult and working life.

Options after 14, 16, 18

Information, advice and careers guidance website for young people and             parents/carers in Norfolk.

[email protected] – Parent/Carer e-book with useful careers information

  • New Qualification T Levels – Parent information you tube video

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/t-levels-film-for-parents/

Apprenticeships:

  • Amazing Apprenticeships

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/parents/

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/10/Parent-Pack-October-2020.pdf

choices, learning and training and into work

Higher Education:

Staff Area

Wymondham Academy wants all our students to have a successful future! We will work together to ensure all students have a meaningful experience of careers learning within each curriculum and we have a thorough ongoing understanding of the awareness needs for all our learners.

Employer Area

Wymondham Academy wants all our students to have a successful future, to be inspired by the world of work! We need you to enable our students to have multiple opportunities to learn from you about work, employment and the important skills that are valued in the workplace. If you would like to support the Academy through a range of enrichment activities / opportunities, please contact Mrs E Sharpe, Careers Leader.