Careers Programme

Careers education, information, advice and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.  A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing pathways that suit their interests and abilities and helps them to prepare for transitions within school and beyond, to follow a career path through an ever-changing workplace and lead to sustained employability throughout their working lives.

Careers education at Cromer Academy is provided as a comprehensive programme during a timetabled lesson as part of the PSHE programme.  Furthermore, each year during ‘Careers Week’ every subject devotes a full lesson to discussing careers related to the knowledge and skills developed within that subject.

Additional guidance is delivered during assemblies and form times at appropriate times throughout the academic year and this is supported by visits to careers fairs, workplaces and visits from guest speakers from a wide range of industries.

All Year 10 pupils are provided with the opportunity to take part in a one-week work experience placement.  During work experience, pupils will demonstrate employability skills such as communication, organisation, problem-solving, independence and teamwork.  It helps develop confidence and a better understanding of the workplace in general as well as one or more roles in particular.  It is also an opportunity to put into practice our school’s values of hard work, confidence, determination, kindness and respect.

A qualified Level 6 Careers Advisor is on-site a minimum of one day every week.  All Year 11 pupils are provided with at least one face-to-face interview to assist with the post-16 transition and further appointments are made available for those pupils when additional support is required.

Read the Cromer Academy Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Statement for more information

Read the Cromer Academy Provider Access Policy

 

 

Each year we have a Careers Programme which is regularly updated with new events as they are arranged:

Careers Programme Events

If you have any questions or wish to contact the Careers Lead - Jonathan Fisher, please use the following email address or call the office on 01603 511433:


 

For Pupils

If you have any questions or require any support with regard to your future career or education please speak to your form tutor or Mr Fisher. 

Meetings with Ms Rallison, our Level 6 Careers Advisor, are available to pupils in any year group.  If you wish to request an appointment then please complete the following form:

Appointment Request Form

 

Every student at Cromer Account has access to the Unifrog platform.  Use the link below to access your account:

Unifrog

 

Pupils in Year 11 should belong to the ‘Futures 2023’ Google Classroom.  This will be used to provide up-to-date information with regards to colleges and sixth form open days and events.  In addition, the classroom will be used to advertise notable apprenticeship opportunities that become available throughout the academic year.

You will receive an invitation to join the classroom when it is launched at the beginning of the academic year.  Alternatively, you may use the following link:

Join the Futures 2023 Classroom

For Parents and Carers

Your child will benefit from a carefully designed sequence of careers lessons over the course of their time at Cromer Academy.  In Year 11 they will be supported by their form tutor and the Careers Lead throughout the application process to further education.

We understand that many parents find it challenging to support their children in making choices with regard to careers and future education.  For advice and guidance, we recommend the following websites:

National Careers Service

Apprenticeships

Career Information on Start

 

Launched in September 2020, T-levels are a new qualification that combines practical and knowledge-based learning at college with an industry placement of at least 45 days.  T-levels are equivalent to 3 A-levels and have been developed to meet the needs of industry.  More information can be found here:

T-levels Information

After their first Careers lesson your child will have access to the online platform Unifrog, which contains a vast amount of information and several very useful tools.  This includes Labour Market Information:

Unifrog

 

We welcome all engagement from parents and carers, and would particularly appreciate any parents who wish to contribute to our careers programme.  If you have a passion for a career that you would like to share, please see the Employers section below to see how you can support us.

If you have any feedback with regards to any aspect of our careers programme then please complete the following form:

Careers Programme Feedback Form

For Employers

Research from the Education and Employers Taskforce shows that a young person who has four or more meaningful encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training and can earn up to 22% more during their career:

https://resources.careersandenterprise.co.uk/browse-category/gatsby-benchmarks/gatsby-benchmark-5

 

Our aim is for every pupil to encounter employers from the widest possible range of sectors and industries.  In order to achieve this, we need the continued support of local employers to share their experience and expertise to engage with our students.

If you are a local employer or have a passion for your chosen career we would invite you to support us in the following ways:

  • Speak at a year group assembly.  You may wish to discuss your own personal story and career path, a typical day in your job and those aspects that you find most enjoyable, rewarding, interesting or challenging.  You can also speak about the range of different jobs available in your industry and any wider issues that may be relevant to our pupils.

  • Allow pupils to benefit from your knowledge and expertise by leading or participating in a QA session within a GCSE lesson.

  • Deliver one or a series of practical workshops with small groups.  These may be related to your industry or employability and interview skills.

  • Offer a work experience placement to a Year 10 pupil.  Not only does this help our students develop their understanding of the workplace but employers will benefit from the hard work expected from our students and often discover a future employee.

Year 11 Destinations

The following tables show the destinations of those pupils who were awarded their GCSE grades in 2022:

 

College or Sixth Form

Paston College

32.8%

City College Norwich

30.2%

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form

12.9%

Jane Austen College

1.7%

Sheringham Sixth Form

5.2%

Access Creative Norwich

3.4%

Apprenticeship 

6.9%

Other

6.0%

 

Level of Qualification

A-Levels

44.8%

T-Levels

4.3%

Level 3

12.9%

Level 2

14.7%

Level 1

11.2%

Apprenticeship 

6.9%

Other

3.4%

Labour Market Information