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 in Room 32.

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 to search and apply for courses in their local area.
  • Explore university courses and student finances by using www.ucas
  • 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.

 

Year 7 University of Sheffield Trip (8th May 2018)

In early May, 81 of our Year 7 students went to the University of Sheffield for a Discovery Day and campus tour with ambassadors from the further education facility.

The students, who behaved exceptionally on the trip, saw the university's first ever building (below), as well as the Students' Union, the tallest academic building in Britain, and one of just two remaining paternoster lifts in the UK.

(Above): Firth Court, the oldest purpose-built University of Sheffield buildings

(Above): Arts Tower, the tallest academic building in Britain and home to one of the UK's two remaining functioning Paternoster lifts (below):

 

Year 9 University of Sheffield Trip (3rd May 2018)

A large group of Year 9 students also attended a Discovery Day at the University of Sheffield on the first Thursday in May.

Taking part in activities and a campus tour, the morning was enjoyed by all involved as they begin to think of their options post-Wingfield.

Students took part in a 'True or False' university course quiz (below), went on a guided tour and got to see the social aspect university can offer.

(Above): Only three of these courses don't exist at universities across the UK. Can you work out which ones?

(Above): The Arts Tower at the University of Sheffield, with 24 storeys making it the tallest academic building in the country.

Year 10 Stelrad Radiators Visit (Thursday 3rd May)

A collection of our Year 10 students visited Stelrad Radiators in the first week of May as part of the Cutlers Program.

The visit was designed to give students a better understanding of the manufacturing and engineering processes within the company, and judging by the picture below, they all had a great time.

We thank Stelrad for the fantastic opportunity.