Careers & Work Experience

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: Ms. Jo Anne Rampling 

Online Careers Guides - linking academic subjects with potential future pathways

Click here to download guides to careers by subject

Helping your child with their career journey - a guide for parents & carers

Click here


Careers Provision by Year Group

Year Careers provision Visits
7

Weekly tutor time with careers-related content

Into University workshops
 
8

Weekly tutor time with careers-related content

IntoUniversity workshops

Bloomberg visit

(Visits suspended owing to Covid)

9

Weekly tutor time with careers-related content

Tutor time presentation and discussions with regards to subject choices

IntoUniversity workshops

 JP Morgan Schools Challenge

10

Weekly tutor time with careers-related content

IntoUniversity workshops

1:1 Support to prepare for WEXP

1 Weeks’ WEXP (July)

11

Weekly tutor time with careers-related content

IntoUniversity workshops

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

1:1 Support: career discussions and college applications, subject choices

 Asdan students visited:

The Wellcome Collection

The Arsenal

12

IntoUniversity workshops

Assemblies from Petchey Alumni, Volunteers, Universities and Apprenticeship Providers

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

1:1 support: university choices, CV support

UK Universities and Apprenticeship

Search ( 3 March 2022)

WEX, (18 – 22 July 2022)

13

IntoUniversity workshops

Assemblies from Petchey Alumni, Volunteers, Universities and Apprenticeship Providers

Placements for BTEC students

1:1 support: personal statements, CV support

 Investment 2020 Webinars

Follow on visits

Barts Healthcare Careers

 

View 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. Recently, the Academy has partnered with The Wellcome Collection and volunteers through the Career and Enterprise Company who work for The Jacobson Group and Burberry. The academy is very proud of our long standing relationship with Bloomberg and Careers Collaborative. 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.

The Petchey Academy procures support for 1:1 Career Discussions from Prospects and assistance to find work experience from Inspire!

Partnerships with parents and carers is also essential for students to achieve their best possible outcome, for more information on any of our Careers provision please contact Jo-Anne Rampling.

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. 

 

Petchey Academy Provider Access Policy Jan 2019

"Getting Ready for Work Experience" Guide for Students

Useful links for careers research

Researching Career ideas

☐  https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

☐  www.icould.com  

☐  www.careersbox.co.uk 

Researching and making choices 16+

☐  www.ucasprogress.com

☐  www.russellgroup.ac.uk/informed-choices

☐  www.choiceslondon.com

Apprenticeships & Training

☐  www.apprenticeships.gov.uk (including Traineeships)

☐  www.notgoingtouni.co.uk ☐  http://careermap.co.uk

☐  www.thebigchoice.com ☐  www.schoolleaverjobs.co.uk

University

☐  www.ucas.com ☒  www.ukcoursefinder.com

☐  www.whatuni.com ☐  www.bestcourse4me.com

☐  www.thecompleteuniversityguide.com

☐  www.push.co.uk ☐  www.unistats.com      

☐  www.prospects.ac.uk ☐  www.opendays.com

Volunteering & Self Employment

☐  www.do-it.org.

☐  www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Work

☐  www.gov.uk/browse/working

☐  www.indeed.co.uk

Special Needs

☐  www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Finance

☐  www.gov.uk/student-finance (Higher Education)

☐  www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund

 

Useful website links

https://www.milkround.com

https://futurefinder.yourlife.org.uk/

https://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk/blog/sponsored-degrees-uk

Children and Young people

http://www.workingwithkids.co.uk/

https://www.basw.co.uk/social-work-careers/

http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Careers-in-care/job-roles/Job-roles-in-social-care.aspx

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/careeradvice/career-guides/youth-worker/

http://www.careersinpsychology.co.uk/careers-child-psychology.html

Apprenticeships

https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide

https://www.apprenticecareer.co.uk/

www.citb.co.uk/

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/apprenticeships

http://stepforward.uk.com/

www.notgoingtouni.com

 

Civil Service

https://www.mi5.gov.uk/careers/

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/civil-service/about/recruitment

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/civil-service-fast-stream

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/about/recruitment

https://www.faststream.gov.uk/diplomatic-service/

Construction

http://www.propertyneedsyou.com/quiz/

https://www.goconstruct.org/construction-jobs/career-families/

https://www.architecture.com/education-cpd-and-careers/how-to-become-an-architect

https://www.rics.org/uk/the-profession/is-surveying-for-me/

Creative

https://ccskills.org.uk/careers

http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries

https://www.backstage.com/backstage-guides/how-become-actor-uk/#ukresources

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/become-dancer-4892/

http://www.ipa.co.uk/Page/am-i-suited-to-a-career-in-advertising#.Wqj9t6FFDcs

http://www.careersinmusic.co.uk/paid-apprenticeships-in-music-business-with-daylight-music-productions/

https://www.screenskills.com/education-training/job-profiles/craft/make-up-and-hair/

Education

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/ 

https://www.haveringteachertraining.co.uk/

IT

http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal/

https://www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/careers

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/education-skills/11-19-year-olds#section_4

Healthcare

https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/careers/take-the-test

https://www.rcm.org.uk/learning-and-career/becoming-a-midwife

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/nursing

http://www.csp.org.uk/professional-union/careers-development/career-physiotherapy

http://careers.bps.org.uk/

https://www.nice.org.uk/ -

www.bmj.com/ 

https://radiographycareers.co.uk/could-i-be-radiographer

https://www.rcslt.org/speech_and_language_therapy/careers/career

https://bda.org/dentists/advice/Documents/Careers%20in%20dentistry.pdf

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

https://www.collegeofparamedics.co.uk/how_to_become_a_paramedic/frequently_asked_questions

http://www.society-of-sports-therapists.org/index.php/public_information/what-is-sports-therapy

Finance

http://www.allaboutfinancecareers.co.uk/finance-careers#industry

https://www.actuaries.org.uk/become-actuary/what-actuary

 https://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/en/students

 

Risk/Insurance

http://www.discoverrisk.co.uk/about-you/

https://investment2020.org.uk/careers-vital-industry

https://www.londonmarketgroup.co.uk/lilife

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

https://startups.co.uk/being-a-young-entrepreneur/

http://www.entrepreneursuk.net/how-to-become-an-entrepreneur.php

 

Law

http://www.lawcareers.net/BeginnersGuide/Intro

https://www.allaboutcareers.com/careers/industry/law

http://www.chambersstudent.co.uk/the-bar/how-do-you-become-a-barrister

https://www.lawcareers.net/Assets/LawApprenticeshipsGuide_2018.pdf

https://thefma.co.uk/conference-and-training/train-to-become-a-mediator/

Maths

http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/career-profiles/

https://www.actuaries.org.uk/become-actuary/actuarial-apprenticeships

http://furthermaths.org.uk/careers

Police and Security

http://recruit.college.police.uk/Pages/home.aspx

https://beta.met.police.uk/careers-at-the-met

http://www.army.mod.uk/join/Careers-in-the-Army.aspx

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/roles/

 http://www.skillsforjustice-cp.com/

Science and Engineering

http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/real-jobs/

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-engineering-careers

http://www.physics.org/careers.asp?contentid=381

https://spacecareers.uk/?p=job_profiles

https://www.rsb.org.uk/careers-and-cpd/careers

http://www.rsc.org/careers/future/your-future-chemistry

http://www.marinebiology.co.uk/working-in-marine-biology

www.wherestemcantakeyou.co.uk

 http://www.etrust.org.uk/young-people

http://www.biochemistry.org/Education/Careers.aspx

https://spacefem.com/quizzes/engineer/

Sports

https://www.careersinfootball.com/football-jobs

http://www.careers-in-sport.co.uk/profiles

https://www.sportengland.org/careers/

https://careers.bps.org.uk/area/sport-exercise

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/attachments/category/104/Working%20in%20nutrition%20FAQs.pdf

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/personal-trainer

http://www.pga.info/become-a-professional/careers-in-golf.aspx

https://www.ertheo.com/blog/en/becoming-professional-footballer/

Volunteering Opportunities

www.vinspired.com 

www.volunteeressex.org

http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/young-people/cadets-ages-10-17.aspx

https://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/practitioners-guides/summer-reading-challenge-volunteering.html

http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/what-is-ncs

Study Abroad

http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2017.html

https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/

http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-usa/undergraduate

Animals

https://www.animal-job.co.uk/careers-with-animals.html

https://www.rcvs.org.uk/home/

https://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/nma-learning/education/marine-biologist/

http://www.ukbap.org.uk/how-to-become-a-marine-biologist/

Subjects

https://www.history.org.uk/student/resource/2914/careers-in-history

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/english

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/241/Five-Awesome-Career-Choices-for-Geography-Students

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/degree-subjects-your-options/301040-what-can-i-do-with-a-modern-languages-degree

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/modern-languages

 

 

Media

https://www.nuj.org.uk/work/careers/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes-and-apprenticeships

http://www.nctj.com/journalism-qualifications/apprenticeships

http://www.itvjobs.com/workinghere/entry-careers/

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/internet/start-blog-3572640/

https://www.screenskills.com/education-training/job-profiles/craft/make-up-and-hair/

https://myfirstjobinfilm.co.uk/resources/careers-guide

Working with People

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/choosing-your-career/385829-i-want-a-career-helping-people-what-are-my-options

https://www.cypnowjobs.co.uk/careers/career-profiles/

https://www.careermatch.com/job-prep/career-insights/articles/top-jobs-for-helping-people/