The career decisions that young people make at school will affect not just their higher education, training or employment, but also their personal lives, finances and health outcomes. The Petchey Academy provides a programme of high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), as well as a range of careers-related experiences, to ensure that these decisions are fully informed, and that all students are able to identify and develop their key employability skills to succeed in whichever career is right for them; be this through University, or an apprenticeship pathway. 
 
Work Experience is an essential part of the curriculum for Year 10 and Sixth Form students to help them to get a better understanding of working life and prepare them for the world of work.
 
If you have any questions about careers or work experience you can speak to either:
Designated Careers Leader: Mr Tom Janvrin
Careers Coordinator: Mr Daniel Hubbard
email: careers@petcheyacademy.org.uk                  tel: 0207 2751500
Careers provision by year group
Year Careers provision Visits
7

Weekly seminar with careers-related content

Into University workshops

 
8

Weekly seminar with careers-related content

IntoUniversity workshops

1:1 Support on GCSE options

Bloomberg visit
9

Weekly seminar with careers-related content

IntoUniversity workshops

 
10

Weekly seminar with careers-related content

IntoUniversity workshops

1:1 Support to prepare for WEXP

Lawyers for Schools programme

2 Weeks’ WEXP (Feb)

HSBC and Inspire work experience day

11

Weekly seminar with careers-related content

IntoUniversity workshops

Weekly apprenticeship, university events and internship updates with optional follow-up appointments

1:1 Support: college applications, subject choices

 
12

IntoUniversity workshops

Weekly apprenticeship, university events and internship updates with optional follow-up appointments

Career Ready programme Internships, workplace visits, mentoring, employability masterclasses

1:1 support: university choices, CV support

2 Weeks’ WEXP (July)

Bloomberg visit

13

IntoUniversity workshops

Placements for BTEC students

1:1 support: personal statements, CV support

 

Careers Guidance Calendar By Year Group

Partnerships 

Through our wide range of partnerships with external organisations, businesses and employers, we are able to ensure that all students are able to benefit from exposure to the world of work and many different career pathways. The academy is very oproud of our long standing relationship with Bloomberg, and the Career Ready organisation. There are a variety of opportunities for students to engage with Bloomberg during their time at the academy, including visits to their offices in the City of London,  visiting speakers throughout the year and a programme of mentors and career readiness for Sixth Form students.

Impartial Advice and Guidance

The academy ensures all students get quality impartial advice and guidance about their future careers.  This involves a 1 to 1 or small group meeting with the Careers Advisor, the opportunity to complete an online careers assessment, and preparation for work experience. You can read our full CEIAG policy here.