Careers Programme

Careers Programme

Coop Academy Stoke on Trent  is determined to ensure that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to investigate, research and enter their chosen professions.  Below is the Careers Programme for the Academic Year 2018/2019. More detailed information can be obtained by emailing

CEIAG is delivered to Year 7 through PSHE Days where students are delivered a day’s programme around Careers Education and Guidance.

Year 7

17th January 2019 – TEENTECH Day.

TeenTech is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help young people understand the real opportunities available in the contemporary STEM workplace and engender some excitement about technology and entrepreneurship.

21st March  2019 – STEM Day – Robots


Year 8

27th November 2018 – STEM Day – Rockets

15th July 2019 – Careers focus Day – “Aspirations”

This will include 3 hour module of workshops, teacher led and supported by Business Ambassadors from BITC. Ambassadors will also be part of any assembly or preliminary tutor time on the day and available for any questions and answers at the end of delivery.


Year 9

27th November 2018 – Careers focus Day – “Business Challenge” – Led by the Inspirational Learning group.

Students will be involved in a full day where they will be set the challenge of creating a new product and presenting these ideas to the whole year group at the end of the day.

17th January 2019 – Options Day.

All 3 local colleges as well as local training providers and universities are invited in to speak to Year 9 on a carousel about their future options post- 16. In the afternoon students will be involved in a careers speed networking event where they will spend time talking to a range of employers and educational providers.

Year 9 students also receive information on options through an assembly as well as an Options Evening is provided where Academy staff and colleges are available to speak to.

21st March 2019 – STEM Day – Dragsters

On top of this throughout the academic year, Year 9 will have a 50 minute lesson each week which is based around Character Education. This will involve a set number of sessions around Careers.  In these sessions the following will be covered:

  • Rights to work
  • Challenge stereotypes/aspirations
  • Different types of work
  • About the labour market
  • laws regarding hours of work and other rights and responsibilities
  • Recognise their value to future employability
  • Career Pathways

Year 10

27th November  2018 – Careers focus Day – “My Perfect University”  – Led by the Inspirational Learning group.

Year 10 students will be tasked with working in teams to create their Perfect university. They will then have to pitch this to their audience.

Year 10 will also be involved in College experience in the summer term. This involves visiting the 3 local colleges for taster sessions.  Year 10 students opt into sessions they have an interest in studying post-16 and then are able to see what those courses entail.


Year 11

27th November  2018 – Aspirations Day

Year 11 students  will also take part in Aspirations Day. Students receive a Mock Results Day experience. Local colleges and training providers are invited in to the Academy to provide information based around students mock results.

19th January 2019 – Careers focus Day – “College Applications”

Year 11 students are provided with a day to prepare and apply for their college or post-16 providers. The local colleges and training providers are invited in to the Academy to help with this.

Lunchtime college application sessions  as well as a PSHE day (see above) are also provided for our Year 11 students at lunchtimes. We organise these alongside the colleges who come in to support the sessions.

All students in year 11 have access to a 1:1 interview.

Colleges are invited to all Parents Evenings as well to be a source of information for both students and parents. Transport is provided for students and parents to attend College and University Open Days and evenings.