Careers Information

The aim of our School Careers policy is develop the skills, attitudes and abilities of our students to enable them to make effective decisions about their future education, training and employment. Young people’s careers are forged out of their experience, progress and achievements in learning and work. All our students have access to a planned programme of Careers Education which provides opportunities to develop and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make realistic career decisions.

Madeley Academy provides an ‘in-house’ careers advice and guidance service which is staffed by a full-time Careers Advisor, Mrs Rayner and led by Mrs Flynn, our Careers Lead. Our Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Policy is available in the School Policies & Documents section of the School website.

The Careers Department provision includes:

  • Open access to individual careers advice and guidance from School Careers staff
  • A 'drop-in' Careers Resource Centre with comprehensive and up-to-date information on opportunities in Education, Training and Employment
  • Access to on-line careers guidance sites such as Kudos and signposting to other resources such as the National Careers service, Plotr and icould
  • A Careers Enterprise programme for students in Years 7 & 8
  • Opportunities for students in all year groups to experience for the world of work and have meaningful engagement with employers
  • A ‘My Future’ careers day for Year 9 students
  • Careers Discovery sessions for Year 10 students
  • Individual guidance interviews for all Year 11 students
  • Careers week (June 2019) and work experience for 6.1 students
  • Careers insight sessions and taster trips and visits
  • Access to university outreach programmes, including residential summer schools
  • Comprehensive quality controlled support for university applications, including careers support provision on examination Results Day
  • Support for the processes of job search, CVs, applications and preparing for interview
  • Advice on the best combination of subjects for different careers

Business and Industry Partnerships

One of the features which distinguish Madeley Academy from other Schools is the quality of the partnership shared with industry. Financial sponsorship is a significant investment in the life and work of the School, but employers also make major contributions to the design, delivery and assessment of the curriculum.

A key strategy for Careers provision is to develop relationships with key employers in order that a range of support such as careers talks, the provision of work experience and curriculum-linked activities can be organised.

In addition, Madeley Academy work with a range of local employers to offer enrichments activities for students including mock interviews, employer speed dating and careers insight sessions. If you are interested in working with Madeley Academy on enrichment projects please contact the Careers department.

Provider Access

If you are a provider who would like to make Madeley Academy students aware of any education, training or apprenticeship opportunities, please refer to our Provider Access Policy (link) and/or contact the Careers Team.