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Carlton le Willows Academy

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Careers Guidance

Careers Lead: Mr Liam Scott   0115 9565008 ext 290

We work with local businesses, HE and FE providers to increase opportunity awareness amongst our students, and welcome employers and professionals who are interested in engaging with our students to advance their knowledge of a particular career or employment sector. If you would like to work with us please get in touch.

Carlton le Willows Academy works in partnership with CareersInc to ensure that careers advice and guidance is impartial. Careers Inc is a Matrix accredited provider, and all their careers advisors have Level 6 qualifications in careers advice and guidance.

Shortlisted UK Career Development Awards 2019

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

For information about the careers programme offered at Carlton le Willows download the pdf below. (This information is reviewed annually).

Impact of Careers Programme 

We measure and assess the impact of the careers programme at Carlton le Willows to ensure it meets the needs of our students.

This is done in a variety of ways including Student Voice surveys, one to one interviews and also by monitoring school leaver destination data.

To see the destinations of Year 11 school leavers in 2018 download the pdf below.


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

Learn about the wide variety of post GCSE options


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

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.

  • 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 Sean Panting, a careers adviser who works for Careers Inc

Sean is available every Wednesday in the office next to West LRC. Feel free to email simple queries to him at He will also be available virtually at Parents’ Evenings.

Year 11 students can also ask for a careers counseling session with Sean. 

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.