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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 key partnerships can be followed in the following link

Our Careers ethos and aim are also reflected into our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy available here; please click the link on the policy to access it. 

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 

Laura Snow is our Director of Careers and can be contacted calling 02074793900 or Laura Snow by email to discuss any future opportunities with external companies. 

Careers for ALL year groups 

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

To access our current careers offer tailored expertly by each year group please click here.  Our career rich curriculum for 2021–2022 can be found Careers Curriculum 2021-2022.

The year by year overview of events can be found at the following links below:

Year 7    |    Year 8    |     Year 9    |    Year 10    |    Year 11    |     Year 12    |     Year 13

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

Careers & Enterprise Officer - Michelene Hinkson 

Careers Consultant (External) - Jenny Daykin 

Office number: 020 7479 3939

Useful websites

Career information websites

University

Apprenticeships

Career Academy

Volunteering

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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