Careers Overview

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Our aim at Stanchester Academy is for all students to achieve their personal best.   In careers education, this translates as every student making the right choices for progression.  We will support students in making well-informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational and apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions. 

Our Careers Programme aims to prepare and equip them for the workplace, whichever pathway they choose.  We will help our students develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers.

There has never been a time when careers guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations. 

Careers education does not just mean informing students about their options post 16 but also how their school career will affect their futures. We hope that by inspiring every pupil through real-life contacts with the world of work, they will be able to put in context other areas of their education and increase their motivation to learn.


  • Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) will: 
  • Provide good quality independent and impartial careers advice to students which inspires and motivates them to fulfil their potential.
  • Provide advice and guidance which is in the best interests of the student.
  • Contribute to raising achievement; encouraging students to develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers.   
  • Provide opportunities to work in partnership with employers, training providers, local colleges and others to provide opportunities to inspire students through real-life contact with the world of work.  
  • Develop enterprise and employability skills including skills for self-employment.  
  • Support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity.  
  • Encourage students to see career development as a life-long process.  
  • Support students at key transition points.  

Careers education is the responsibility of all Stanchester staff, and our pupils can expect advice and guidance from both formal and informal conversations across the school campus. Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) at Stanchester Academy has four elements: 

  • Careers Education: Planned programmes in the curriculum giving students knowledge and skills to help them to plan / manage their own career. 
  • Career Information: Including options, skills, occupations, labour market information (LMI), pathways and progression routes. 
  • Careers Advice and Guidance: Independent and impartial careers advice and guidance provided by a L6 qualified careers advisor.
  • Work Related Learning: Experiences within and outside the curriculum to help students learn about economic well-being, careers and enterprise.  

We endeavour to review our careers offer regularly. Learner voice and parental feedback are key to ensuring our careers programme is relevant and impactful. We value your feedback, which you can be given by completing this form.

To discuss our careers education programme further, please contact the Trust Careers Lead, Clare Lewis, 

Further support:

For both parents and students, we have lots of useful links to career information and pathways here.

Please click for our Provider Access Policy

Labour Market Information

Use the Careerometer tool to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc.

Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your first and second choice to see the comparison


Links to Further Education Providers:


We love to champion success stories from our Alumni, as this can be the most tangible, aspiring way of educating our pupils about their future options. If you are an old pupil and feel you could offer insights and help us with our careers education, please do get in touch and join our LinkedIn page.