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The aim of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Chobham Academy is to ensure that students who study here are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.
We focus on the following benchmarks to ensure that students receive good career guidance:
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
The Careers Leader at the Academy is Mrs Emma Robinson. Mrs Robinson can be contacted via email E.Robinson@chobhamacademy.org.uk or via the main academy reception on 0203 747 6060.
Students at Chobham Academy are able to work with a highly experienced Careers Advisor, Ann Evans. Ann is part of the Harris Federation Careers Advisor team and works across the Federation's Academies. She offers bespoke and personalised careers guidance and advice. Students across year groups have access to her advice, either through 1:1 interviews, group interviews, assemblies, our tutor programme or a lunch-time drop in clinic.
All our students and parents have access to UNIFROG.
Unifrog provides students with all the information they need to make important decisions about future careers and the subjects, courses and training available to help them attain their career destination. For those unsure of what careers to pursue, Unifrog provides suggestions based on an individual’s likes, dislikes and interests. Students can also discover what careers their chosen subjects can lead to.
Microsoft (MS) Teams careers channel
To keep students up-to-date with all career opportunities on offer, we have a dedicated careers channel attached to their year group on MS Teams. We share weekly updates about labour market information, work experience opportunities, webinars and all things careers.
Highlights and dates for the diary
Career Networking Event
The Career Networking Event involves a range of employees from various industries volunteering their time to discuss their own careers and employment pathways. Students have the opportunity to talk to them about their experiences and gain insider tips and insights into pathways they may or may not have considered previously. Feedback from both students and professionals indicated that this was an enjoyable and informative day for all involved. The next event will take place in March 2021. If you can help in any way, please get in touch.
Aleandro Year 12:
“This event has really inspired me as it has given me a better and more focused idea of what I want to do in future. I spoke with ITV about how important it is to make decisions now and it has really got me thinking about alternative pathways such as apprenticeships. We also spoke about how important it is to pursue a career that makes you happy and that’s what I want to do”.
Sarah Whitaker – Global Events
“I wish that there had been events like this when I was their age. I am so impressed by how focused they all are. The students are so passionate and they have really made me think today about what more my company can offer young people and the skills that we can help them to develop”.
Mock interview, Enterprise and CV days
A bespoke day for individual students to practice their interview skills, prepare a CV and get advice and help from a mentor from various industries including Deutsche Bank and KPMG. These events will be ongoing throughout the year.
Building Opportunities and Skills ‘BOSS’ Day – Year 10
This is an annual event with emphasis on employer encounters, first impressions workshops, interview technique, Unifrog investigations, including next steps, and completing a CV for upcoming work experience.
Macfarlanes Mentoring Sessions
An ongoing project with Macfarlanes Law Firm, students are matched with a mentor who they meet with throughout the year to discuss aspirations, possible education and employment pathways, work experience and guidance.
We are fortunate to have many industries that volunteer their time and resources for our students. These include:
- The London School of Fashion - Weekly enrichment program focusing on branding, consumers and design
- MACE – Enrichment program focusing on the breadth of the construction industry with the opportunity to undertake a week’s work experience
- 15 billion – Facilitate a range of mentoring, mock interview and enterprise days throughout the year
Work Related Learning
Can you help?
Chobham Academy is looking to generate opportunities for our students so they are better equipped to enter their chosen future pathways. Can you, or do you know someone, who could support with our work related learning programme of events this coming year? This could be help with work experience, career talks, networking events, mock interviews or any other support that would be of value to students. If so, please contact us either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Academy reception on 02037476060.
Tutor Programme/Innovation Days
At various points in the academic year, students from Years 7 to 13 have access to a bespoke year group career focused tutor programme. This includes a range of guidance from UCAS and higher education institutions to GCSE options. The Innovation Day programme also provides an opportunity for students to develop their work skills in a range of settings.
Labour Market Information and useful links:
Nationals Apprenticeship Week 2021 – 7th - 13th February 2022
National Apprenticeship Week 2021 aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.
As a parent or carer, it is important for you to know about all the different options available to your children as they navigate further education and employment pathways.
Please find the information about apprenticeships, traineeships and the new T Level qualifications that were implemented last year.
Apprenticeships - www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Amazing apprenticeships - www.amazingapprenticeships.com
T Levels - www.tlevels.gov.uk
Nationals Careers Week 2021 – 1st to 6th March
“NCW is run as a not-for-profit company to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges, founded and backed by a number of volunteers with a wealth of experience from education, business and careers guidance.”
Find more information about National Careers Week at the link below:
Provider Access Policy/Baker clause
Our policy statement sets out our arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the Academy from year 8 through to year 13, for the purpose of giving them information on a wide range of education and training provider’s education both academic and vocational. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
In line with the Baker clause, our academy gives students access to other FE colleges and training providers from years 8- 13 to discuss non-academic routes that are available; this includes main federation events like Next Steps, where colleges and training providers are encouraged to attend, as well as academy initiatives guided by the careers link and the careers adviser.
In addition to this, the dedicated Harris Careers Website outlines all of the Post 16 options. Students also have individual and guided access to Unifrog from Year 7 which offers additional impartial information on an ad hoc basis. This outlines all educational routes that they may wish to consider.
|Provider Access Policy||30th Jan 2018||Download|
|Working from home||28th Apr 2020||Download|
|Careers Bulletin May||11th May 2020||Download|
|Chobham Academy Final CEIAG Delivery Plan 2020 2021||09th Jul 2020||Download|
|Compass Results July 2020||09th Jul 2020||Download|
|Careers and Education Guidance Policy||25th Nov 2020||Download|
|Careers Bulletin June||03rd Feb 2021||Download|
|Careers Bulletin February 2021||08th Feb 2021||Download|
|Destinations 2019 2020||18th Feb 2021||Download|
|Careers Bulletin Summer 2021||01st Sep 2021||Download|
|Compass score September 2021||23rd Sep 2021||Download|
|Parents Pack September 2021 1||27th Sep 2021||Download|