Careers Advice

Outwood Academy Brumby seeks to positively support all students to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.

We are currently working with different providers to ensure our students receive a careers education and guidance programme which:

  • Is personal to you and always puts your interests first.
  • Motivates and inspires you to consider all opportunities both within and outside the academy.
  • Helps you to gain the skills you need to make your career ambitions a reality.
  • Provides the support you need to be successful.
  • Helps you access any additional support you might need.
  • Is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge.
  • Gives you an understanding of careers pathways and local labour market information.
  • Protect and respects your personal information and shares it only with your consent.

Together with staff from CareersInc, one of the providers we work with, we will support your career development in a number of ways including:

  • Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help you make decisions about your future activties and events such as career fairs.
  • Access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings.
  • Drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning and results days.
  • Careers information and IT based careers programmes information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites.

Students, parents/carers and staff can access our careers information site, including local apprenticeship opportunities, and hints & tips regarding careers:

Careers Portal

The careers education, information and guidance programme at Outwood Academy Brumby seeks to positively support students to acquire meaningful educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and rapidly changing world of work.

We are currently working alongside CareersInc, an external, independent and impartial careers guidance service. CareersInc aim to support all students to aim high in their career goals and aspirations. 

Students at Outwood Academy Brumby are entitled to a careers education and guidance programme which:
  • is personal to students and always puts students interests first
  • motivates and inspires students to consider all opportunities both within and outside Outwood Academy Brumby
  • helps students to gain the skills they need to make their career ambitions a reality
  • provides the support students need to succeed
  • helps students access any additional support they might need
  • is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and careers advisers, with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of career pathways and local labour market information
  • protects and respects students personal information and shares it only with their consent

Together with staff from CareersInc, Outwood Academy Brumby will support the career development of all of it's students in a number of ways including:
  • information and discussion in lessons and regular assemblies to help students make decisions about their future
  • regular activities and events such as careers cafes and our annual careers fair
  • access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning and results days
  • careers information and IT based careers programme delivered with subject lessons.
  • information and regular updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites.

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 following information can be found on this page:

  • Our Provider Access Policy
  • 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.

  1. A stable careers programme
    Our schools 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 informtion (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 need of each student
    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.

All of our students will have a careers assembly once per term. The introductory careers assembly will take place before Christmas and then two more later on in the year, plus an additional assembly to mark National Careers Week in March 2022. 


Year 11 students will have regular themed assemblies, with the first one taking place before October half term. Year 11 will also have at least one information evening during which they will have an assembly focussed on preparing them to make their post-16 choices.

At Outwood Academy Brumby, we pride ourselves on ensuring that all of our students are able to access careers information, advice and guidance in a number of ways:
  • Booking an independent careers guidance meeting with our careers adviser Jane.
  • Drop in sessions with Jane on a Thursday during break and at lunch time.
  • Half-termly themed careers cafes in which students can interact with colleges and training providers.
  • Our new FutureFIT videos which are being embedded into subject lessons, bringing careers education through into the curriculum.

Name:
Alex Warburton
Email:
a.warburton@brumby.outwood.com
Phone Number:
01724 708060

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

The careers information on this website will be reviewed every academic year.