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Careers

Careers education at Paddington Academy is embedded across the curriculum for all year groups. The department's main aim is to prepare students for the world of work through a range of opportunities, some that are statutory and others which are personalised.  We work with a number of local and national providers to give real employability skills through work experience, mentoring, interview days, employer insight visits and tutor talks.  Higher education, apprenticeships and training schemes are further explored through talks, university visits, higher education and apprenticeship fairs and one to one interviews with external advisors.  

Our students are therefore able to make more informed choices at key points in their education:

- Year 9 option choices for GCSE

- Year 11 choices for sixth form 

- Year 13 higher education, training or apprenticeships 

 

Careers for ALL year groups 

At Paddington Academy we have a programme of careers engagement activities that run throughout the year. 

The timetable of events with more information can be found at the following link 

One popular Careers topic includes the Tuesday Tutor Talks which can be found here

 

Business in the Community

SECON has been our Business in the Community Partner for a number of years and supports our staff and students through a variety of activities. These include mentoring, IT training and security, workshops, visits and work experience. 


Work Experience

Year 10 – All students are offered the opportunity to do a week’s work experience during February Half Term. 

Year 12 – Students studying Business and Health & Social Care are offered a two week work placement, in a place of work which relates to their subject area.


The Team:

Director of Careers -  Laura Snow

Michelene Hinkson - Careers & Enterprise Officer: Michelene.hinkson@paddington-academy.org

Jenny Daykin - Careers Consultant (External):  jenny.daykin@paddington-academy.org

Office number: 020 7479 3954


Useful websites

Career information websites

· www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

· www.ucas.com/progress

· www.plotr.co.uk

· www.icould.com

· www.careersbox.co.uk

· www.fasttomato.com

University

· www.ucas.com

· www.studential.com

· www.applytouni.com

· www.prospects.co.uk

· www.university.which.co.uk

· www.gov.uk/student-finance

· www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

 

Apprenticeships

· www.apprenticeships.org.uk

· ww.londonapprentiship.co.uk

 


 Career Academy

· www.careeracademies.org.uk

 

Volunteering

· www.do-it.org.uk

·ww.volunteer.co.uk

 

 


Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy - Information on Paddington Academy's commitment to providing a planned programme of careers education to all our students is available at  the following link


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