Careers Support

A good understanding of Careers is vital to help motivate students and help them prepare for life both post 16 and 18.

At The Queensbury Academy we help students focus on their longer term ambitions by providing and range of support and opportunities. At Queensbury Academy we provide a comprehensive careers programme that includes all students. Students are supported with work related learning, options choices, exposed to labour market information and have the opportunity to experience the work place first hand. All students at Queensbury will receive a Careers meeting with a trained external professional and be aware of all post 16 and 18 options. Students in the 6th form will have the opportunity to visit Higher Education facilities and understand how to apply for higher level apprenticeships.

To ensure our careers programme is effective we annually evaluate the impact of the programme using outside agencies and independent audits. The low number of students that do not move onto the Level 3 study is an indication of the effectiveness of our programme. When reviewing the programme, we assess the ever-changing global job market and tailor our programme to meet the needs of an ever-changing society.

We are keen to provide all our students with the skills and qualities to be successful when in employment. Developing employability skills are important and we are pleased to announce that we are supported by the National Citizen Service, 4YP and a range of local employers.

Parents have an important role to play with supporting their children and we will provide monthly information on how to do this and the opportunities in the work place. We would encourage parents to have regular discussions at home regarding careers.

Year 12 have an opportunity to complete work experience in the summer term and our Year 8’s will complete a day at work with a parent. These opportunities will link with work related learning in the classroom and students will also have the chance to reflect on their experiences.

If you would like any more information on careers or opportunities to support students at the Queensbury Academy please contact Ben Dumpleton -  

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September 2018

Year 12 – CV writing and apprenticeship work shop

12th October 2018

Year 11 - CV writing work shop

13th December 2018

6th Form Open evening

Week commencing 7th January (2 weeks)

Year 11 - Post 16 options interviews

14th January 2019

Year 7 - Assembly on apprenticeships

17th January 2019

Careers Fayre

4th February 2019

Year 9 - Assembly on apprenticeships

18th March 2019

Year 10 - Careers ‘meet & greet' event

1st April 2019

Year 8 - ‘Take your child to work day’

20th June 2019

Year 12 - Trip to University of Bedfordshire

Week commencing 8th July 2019 (1 week)

6th Form - work experience