Careers Advice

“We firmly believe that The Northumberland Church of England Academy is helping to carve out the future direction of career guidance in England.

“The impact of your work is reaching beyond your own school; you are the catalyst for change both across the North East region and the country.”

The Gatsby Foundation

Our Careers and Employability Manager, Mark Fox, works closely with the sixth form team to support all students in their progression into university, apprenticeships or their chosen careers.

Last year, all our students progressed into either higher education, employment or training.

The Academy has also been recognised for its work with a pioneering national initiative that aims to transform the way that careers guidance is delivered in schools.

We are one of 13 North East schools and three colleges working with the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) in the National Careers Benchmark Pilot. Its aim is to build links between education providers and businesses and is being financed by the Gatsby Foundation.

The Academy’s partnership with renewable energy giant, ORE Catapult has been cited as an example of best practice by education experts.

As well as taking part in the Academy’s World of Work (WOW) Day, which sees over 50 leading employers and learning providers give students an insight into a range of different careers, ORE Catapult has also provided work experience opportunities and one to one mentoring.

Mark Fox, Careers and Employability Manager at Northumberland Church of England Academy and Tony Quinn, Operations Director at ORE Catapult will be continuing to work together to provide students with unique career guidance and development experiences.

The Academy has also forged strong links with a wide range of national and regional employers as well as further education providers.

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