Outwood Academy Brumby – Dedicated Careers Website

We are pleased to announce that Outwood Academy Brumby’s dedicated careers website is now live. Click on the link opposite to access the site.

Outwood Academy Brumby is proud to announce a fantastic opportunity for our year 10 students to take part in some Virtual Work Experience provided by the Changing Education Group.

To find more about this amazing opportunity, please follow the link below:

If you are interested in taking part in the virtual work experience programme, please go to the link below and complete the consent form.

The Virtual Work Experience programme will run throughout the final week of term from Monday 13th July until Friday 17th July.

Statutory Career Plan for 2019 - 2020

Click on the link below to view plan

Careers Plan 19-20

Careers Advice at Outwood Academy Brumby

Careers education is embedded in our ‘Life’ programme and is delivered to all students. Good careers advice and education is essential in raising the aspirations and self-esteem of our young people.

We have key staff in school who can support and advise students on all aspects of careers guidance. Students have the opportunity to meet with highly qualified careers advisors who can draw on their expertise and provide high quality careers information, advice and guidance.

There is a careers office based in the academy and we also have a notice board which displays up to date information regarding college open evenings, apprenticeships and other career related information.

Students in Year 10 are given the opportunity to experience college taster days. During Year 11 students have access to workshops, presentations and careers events. There is also support with applications and CV writing as well as interview techniques. Students requiring support with choosing their options in Key Stage 4 are provided with access to careers interviews and discussions. Students and their parents/carers can also request interviews by contacting the relevant Learning Manager.

Our goal is to help and encourage our students to aim high and achieve their potential.

SLT Lead -Alex Warburton – Assistant Principal (Deep Experience)

Academy Lead on CEIAG – Justin Parkinson (Associate Assistant Principal and Teacher of Maths j.parkinson@brumby.outwood.com tel. 01724 708060

Governor responsible for Careers is Lee Douglas

Useful Websites for Careers Research


How2become is the UK’s leading career specialist and since 2005 we have trained and guided thousands of candidates through recruitment processes to secure their dream job. Whether you are looking for a career as a pilot, in the civil service or in the emergency services as a police officer or paramedic, or have always wanted to become a train driver – we are here to help!


CareersInc is an independent and impartial provider of Careers education, information, advice and guidance. We have brokered their services to provide 1:1 and group careers advice and guidance to our learners. We currently have Jane Device who is based in the Impact Zone careers area and is currently available on Tuesday. Students can make appointments to see them and they also offer a ‘drop in’ service after school and at break/lunch. Jane is also available on Parents Evenings, Options Evenings and other academy events. CareersInc offer students the following:

One to one impartial guidance
Personal coaching, including how to write a CV and interview techniques and practice
Support for both students and their parents on key transition and option choices
Careers information and advice, workshops, support with online applications
Support following exam results

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Careers Programme 2019-20

Careers Leader: Alex Warburton (Assistant Principal) a.warburton@brumby.outwood.com 01724 708060


Outwood Academy Brumby’s Careers Programme is committed to developing a whole school approach to providing all students with up-to-date, impartial, independent and varied careers, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) as defined by the CDI framework and the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks. Our guidance and support aims to guarantee students have clear, aspirational and realistic goals for their future study. This it turn secures increased motivation towards studies, higher self-esteem, greater attainment at GCSE, and ever improving staying on rates at college, leading to all our learners securing meaningful and engaging employment.

We are determined to further develop our strong partnerships with training providers and employers to secure placements for our students and seek to ensure that our students have the skills that they, and the country, require. The development of the workplace skills will increasingly be supported by our curriculum and specific events, and we introduced employer engagement sessions within curriculum subjects for the first time during 2018-19.

Through our Careers Programme young people will secure:

1. Encounters with employers, with workplaces and with further and higher education
2. Information about jobs and how the curriculum connects careers
3. A plan tailored to individual needs and supported by guidance
We are committed to the vision laid out in the DfE January 2018 document “Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers” in that:

  • our academy has begun to offer every young person at least one meaningful encounter with employers per year, from Years 7 to 13
  • our academy has appointed a named person to the role of Careers Leader
  • our academy has published details of its careers programme so that parents can see the timetable for events (this document)
  • our academy has begun using the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision, aiming to ensure that all of them are met by the end of December 2020

What we have published online (*included within this section)

  • Our ‘Access to Providers’ Policy (see foot of this page)
  • the name, email address and telephone number of our Careers Leader*
  • a summary of the careers programme, including details of how students, parents, teachers and employers may access information about careers*
  • how the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on students*
  • the date of the school’s next review of the information published*

The Eight Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Careers Guidance to be in place by 2020

1. A stable careers programme
Our school will have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

2. Learning from career and labour market information (LMI)
Every student, and their parents, will have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities, that is relevant to our local area, supported by an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student. Our school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
All teachers will link curriculum learning with careers where possible. STEM subject teachers will highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths where lesson opportunities present themselves.

5. Encounters with employers and employees
Every student will have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace, in particular within curriculum lessons, at least one per year.

6. Experiences of workplaces
Every student will have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

7. Encounters with further and higher education
All students will understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace

8. Personal guidance
Every student will have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who is trained at Level 6 or higher, whenever significant study or career choices are being made. These interviews will be expected for all students but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

Careers Programme

CEIAG Assemblies
Each term all year groups have a minimum of one CEIAG assembly. Term 1 is an introduction to CareersInc, our impartial, external careers advisors, and what they offer. Term 2 is an aspirational assembly led by our careers coordinator and in Term 3 there is a further education/higher education focus. There are several other assemblies that run throughout the year led by various external providers for various year groups with a focus on aspirations, further and higher education, careers and professions.

Careers Lunchtime Drop-Ins
Each month we have a scheduled lunchtime where local Post-16 and Apprenticeship providers are able to set up information stands and talk to students across all year groups.

CareersInc, our commissioned external careers advisors, offer students high quality, independent and impartial careers, education information advice and guidance supporting them to make informed choices about which post-16 courses suit their academic needs and aspirations.

Access to Information About Careers

Students can access careers information in many ways at Outwood Academy Brumby including:

  • Attending an interview in the careers room located within the LRC/Library
  • Drop in sessions with Career Inc are each week during breaks, lunch and at 2.30pm
  • The use of careers software which is available to all students
  • Careers information with subject lessons, coming soon.

Review and Measurement of Impact

We review the success of our careers programme by looking at the destinations of our exiting Year 11 students with a target of 0% NEET (students not in education, employment or training).

The careers information on this website is constantly under review.