Careers Advice

Careers Overview

The careers education and guidance programme at Outwood Academy City seeks to positively support you to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.
We are currently working with the following providers:

HeppSY+ is part of a national programme funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support young people most at risk of missing out on higher education. They work with Year 9 to Year 11 students who live in designated wards in the area where participation in Higher Education is lower than would be expected based on GCSE result.

HeppSY+ provides valuable opportunities for our students, enabling them to access more Higher Education Providers. Through this partnership students are able to gain advice and guidance from successful universities, as well as visiting and exploring these universities at taster events and tours. Our students are provided with the opportunity to experience the heppSY+ mobile classroom where they can develop their knowledge of higher education.

Careers Inc is an external, independent and impartial careers guidance service who will support you to aim high in your career goals and aspirations.

As a student at Outwood Academy City you are entitled to a careers education and guidance programme which:

  • is personal to you and always puts your interests first
  • motivates and inspires you to consider all opportunities both within and outside Outwood Academy City
  • helps you to gain the skills you need to make your career ambitions a reality
  • provides the support you need to be successful
  • helps you access any additional support you might need
  • is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of career pathways and local labour market information
  • protects and respects your personal information and shares it only with your consent

Together with staff from Careers Inc we will support your career development in a number of ways, including:

  • information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help you make decisions about your future
  • activities and events such as careers fairs
  • access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning and results days
  • careers information and IT based careers programmes
  • information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites

Building My Skills

Building My Skills (BMS) is a year-long employability programme which provides Year 10 students with a rounded introduction to the world of work. All students receive five 40 minute long employability guidance sessions, each delivered by a different business guest from a range of sectors. Each provides an insight into their sector and career path and shares transferable employability skills.

Careers Advisor Colleagues 2018-2019

  • Rebecca Vickers (Careers Inc)
  • Paula Thompson (Careers Inc)
  • Miss Sullivan (Associate Assistant Principal)

Careers Enrichment

Enrichment sessions are 2:30 to 3:30pm on a Tuesday and Thursday where students can go along and get support and guidance for career prospects, completing UCAS applications and CVs, and finding courses and apprenticeships.

Prospects Quality Award

In July 2016, Outwood Academy City achieved the Prospects Quality Award for Careers Education and Guidance recognising the strengths within the Careers Education and Guidance students at the academy receive.


Useful Links

For more information relating to careers as well as provider access, please see our CEIAG and Provider Access Policies by clicking here...