Kearsley Academy

Preparing for the future

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Welcome to the Careers section of our website. We hope this will help you to easily access information regarding all aspects of careers education, information, advice and guidance.

Careers education, information, advice and guidance programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-19 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices.

Who can I talk to about Careers?

If you want more advice about different careers there are a range of people in the Academy that you can speak with.

  • Your Form Tutor
  • Your Subject Teachers
  • Your Mentor (Year 11)

For general information we also have a careers information board and careers library with useful information in the Sixth Form Area.

I'm not sure what career I'd like, but I know what skills and interests I have. Where can I get ideas?

As well as the members of staff above, we also have access to a careers resource called U-Explore Start. This allows you to rate your skills and interests and suggests careers that you might be suitable for. This resource also has information about the Local Market Information as well as National Market Information for all the careers listed. This means that you can see how much demand there is in the local area for people doing that job. You can also find information about the qualifications you will need as well as colleges and courses that provide them.

You can access Start by using the information below.

How to register for Start

You can also use the National Careers Service for impartial advice - National Careers Service Website

I'd like to find out about Apprenticeships.

National Apprenticeship Service

Students need to register on National Apprenticeship website to search and apply for current vacancies. National Apprenticeship Service

New vacancies are added constantly. Keep checking national apprenticeship service website for current vacancies.

All employers offering apprenticeships will have their own entry requirements for example minimum of 5 GCSE A*-C or equivalent including English and Maths.

Applicants will need to check before they apply as some employers require specific subjects or specific grades.

The Apprenticeship Guide

This contains concise summaries of every apprenticeship framework offered in England, plus general careers advice.



A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them future careers by helping them to become "work ready".

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