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Careers Guidance

Carlton le Willows Academy works in partnership with Careers Inc to ensure that careers advice and guidance is impartial.

Please click on the links below to find information about Higher Education, Apprenticeships and the support that Careers Inc offers in school.


Find out what careers there are available to you after leaving school

Find out what qualifications/experience you need to enter that career

Learn about how to get the skills/experience you need


Learn how to write a letter, put together a CV and fill in a job application

Learn how to present yourself in writing and at an interview


The school promotes extra-curricular programmes that will enable students to demonstrate their employability skills and prepare them for the world of work.

  • National Citizen Service – A four-week programme over the summer holidays, Students are challenged, have the opportunity to lead a project and become entrepreneurial, all while helping their local community


Helpful advice is available on the school website – Careers Inc

Check out the advice on Carlton le Willows Twitter feed @CLWCareers


Students can speak to Rachel Reynolds, a careers adviser who works for Careers Inc

Rachel is available every Tuesday break time in the Careers Room opposite East Hall. She is also available at Parents’ Evenings. Simple queries can be emailed to her at

Year 11 students can also ask for a careers counseling session with Rachel. Email Head of Careers Dr Khan to book an appointment.

We would recommend that all students do some form of work experience before they leave school. Please take a look at the guide below to find out more.

CV Help 

For more information regarding help with creating and improving your CV, please check the files below. You will find some example CVs, common mistakes and more.