At Great Wyrley Academy, we support our students with a structured careers curriculum featuring a range of experiences and tools designed to provide them with the information required for their future careers. Independent and impartial guidance is provided by our Careers Advisor Ms Flint.
If students require more information or additional personal guidance then they may email our Careers Leader firstname.lastname@example.org to request this.
Great Wyrley has the following objectives in line with the Gatsby Eight Benchmarks for Careers Excellence when delivering the careers programme in school. We assess the impact of our Careers programme against these benchmarks using the Compass+ tool.
Guidance on the Gatsby Benchmarks can be found here.
Careers Information and Guidance (CIAG) is available every day to support you in making choices about future careers and industry opportunities. Nothing is beyond your reach. Throughout your time in school, we will support you to:
In the careers department, we want to give you as many opportunities as possible. Therefore we provide an extensive programme of events throughout your time in Year 7-13. During this time you will experience some or all the following activities:
Try the quizzes below to help you discover what careers/future job roles might be right for you:
The Careers Information and Guidance (CIAG) programme supports your child’s progression into the world of higher education and/or work.
We want every Great Wyrley Academy student to:
At Great Wyrley we work with the Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire Enterprise Partnership to ensure that we deliver the most effective careers programme possible. As part of this, we work with a number of employers from a variety of industries. It is our aim to provide encounters with employers and employees and experiences of the workplace, as set out in the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Local employers can help support our students in the following ways:
Please find below 2 documents from the Office of Statistics - September 2021:
If you think you can support, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
University of Surrey: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/career-planning-and-your-degree
Great Wyrley Academy and Sixth Form use the Gatsby 8 Benchmarks to inform the provision of Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) delivered. As part of our commitment to informing students of the full range of learning and training routes available we consider requests from training providers, vocational education routes and apprenticeship providers to speak to students and will also approach these partners ourselves when planning organising key CEIAG events throughout the Academy year.
A number of opportunities exist within the CEIAG programme which may be suitable for providers to visit the Academy to speak to students. Please contact the Academy for more information on this.
All requests should be emailed at least 6 weeks in advance of an expected date for the planned session.
All requests will be given due consideration from the designated Careers Leader and Senior Leadership. Requests will be refused if:
In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the designated Careers Leader Miss V Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji shows how you feel about each statement. You will then be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. For each job, you will be presented with some headline UK data.
Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation. Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.
Have a go! You will find the 'ometers' below