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Carlton le Willows Academy

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Careers Guidance

Head of Careers: Dr Khan (fkhan@clwacademy.co.uk)    0115 9565008 ext 255

Head of Careers and Employability, Dr Farheen Khan works closely with the school management team to ensure that Carlton le Willows Academy has a coherent and cohesive program of careers education and support for our students. She has been shortlisted for the CDI Careers Leader of the Year Award 2019.

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.

Information 

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

Education 

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

Employability 

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

Advice 

Helpful advice is available on the school website – Careers Inc

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

Guidance 

Students can speak to Sean Panting, a careers adviser who works for Careers Inc

Sean is available every Thursday break time in the Careers Room opposite East Hall. He is also available at Parents’ Evenings. Simple queries can be emailed to him at SPanting@clwacademy.co.uk

Year 11 students can also ask for a careers counseling session with Sean. Email Head of Careers Dr Khan fkhan@clwacademy.co.uk 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.