Throughout your time at the Academy we will be helping you to develop the skills you need to enter the World of Work as well as helping you find out what pathway will most suit your skills and interests.

Finding your Career pathway can be seen as a daunting experience but don’t worry, here at the Academy we will be on hand to help you. There is plenty of information on the Academy website about what to expect during your time at the Academy as well as information about your post-16 options so take a look around. College and Sixth form open evening dates and times can be found in the post-16 section.  All students in year 11 have access to a 1:1 interview but all students can speak to Anna, our Careers Advisor at any point during their time at the Academy.

For any further questions about your Careers Education please contact Miss Cunningham at or Anna Dunning at


When you leave the Academy in Year 11 you will be facing increasing levels of competition from other students from across the City and further afield when looking for college placements, apprenticeships and jobs with training.
Being able to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd is vital in attaining your preferred place, this is where volunteering can be really helpful. By volunteering you are showing you have a commitment to do something outside of your normal day to day activities. It also shows you are happy to work with others, work hard and adapt to changing circumstances.
We have a database of volunteering opportunities for students ranging from charity shops and retail to gardening and play work.
If a student is interested in volunteering or has a specific career in mind, we can help find a suitable placement, assist with completing the relevant forms and source any references and equipment.
Please contact Mrs Tatton ( for further information.


The section below offers some useful websites for parents to access.

As an Academy we access secure independent, impartial and high quality careers advice and guidance via Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Careers Service. This service is matrix accredited and reviewed every year. All students in year 11 have access to a 1:1 interview. Parents are welcome to attend these appointments if they wish.

Our Careers Advisor, Anna Dunning, is qualified to a Level 6 and acts act impartially and in the interests of young people. Anna acts as an impartial Careers Advisor and we also make sure that students have access to a range of colleges and employers and training providers.

For any queries around your son/daughters Careers Education please contact Miss Cunningham at or Anna Dunning at

Careers Advice for Parents aims to give parents an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to their child’s future career prospects.

CASCAID Parents Guide to Careers Guidance

Parental Guidance offers advice and information on all aspects of the process of career choice for young people aged 13 to 25.