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Careers and Employability

At MEA, our careers programme is based on Gatsby Benchmarks which is a key framework for practice in school and colleges.

The table below shows the range of careers and employability opportunities available to students across the whole school.

Please note that the programme may change according to COVID-19 guidelines.

Each opportunity has been signposted to the following Gatsby Benchmarks:

Gatsby Benchmarks

  1. A stable career programme (GB1)
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information (GB2)
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil (GB3)
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers (GB4)
  1. Encounters with employers and employees (GB5)
  2. Experiences of workplaces (GB6)
  3. Encounter with Further Higher Education (GB7)
  4. 8.Personal Guidance (GB8)

 

Term

Year 13

Autumn 1

  • Careers Assembly (GB2 and GB7)
  • Apprenticeship Assembly and Workshop (GB2, GB3, GB5, GB7)
  • University options assembly including finance workshops (GB7)
  • Labour Market Information Virtual Assembly (GB2)
  • Employability Skills Assembly (GB5)
  • Careers Education – FF (GB2)
  • Careers Guidance Interviews (GB8)
  • University Visit (GB7)

Autumn 2

  • University Application Workshops (GB2 and GB3)
  • Careers Information session for Parents (GB2 and GB3)
  • Careers drop in sessions break, lunch and after school (GB3 and GB7)
  • BW3 Aspirational Mentoring (GB5)
  •  Career Education – FF (GB1and GB2)
  • Careers Guidance Interviews (GB2)
  • University Visit (GB7)
  • Apprenticeship Workshops Sessions (GB3 and GB5)
  • Workplace Behaviour session (GB5) 
  • Mock Interviews (GB5)

Spring 1

  • Work Experience (GB5)
  • BW3 Aspirational Mentoring (GB5)
  • National Apprenticeship Week Assembly and Activities (7th – 13th Feb) (GB2, GB5)
  • Apprenticeship Application Workshops Sessions (GB3, GB5)
  • Careers drop-in sessions break, lunch and after school (GB3, GB7)
  • Careers Education – FF (GB1, GB2)

Spring 2

  • National Careers Week (7-12th Mar)
  • STEM week (11th – 20th Mar) (GB4)
  • BW3 Aspirational Mentoring (GB5)
  • Apprenticeship Application Workshops Sessions (GB3, GB5)
  • Careers drop-in sessions break, lunch and after school (GB3, GB7)
  • Career Education – FF (GB2)

Summer 1

  • BW3 Aspirational Mentoring (GB5)
  • Apprenticeship Application Workshops Sessions (GB3, GB5)
  • Careers drop-in sessions break, lunch and after school (GB3, GB7)

Summer 2

  • Careers drop-in sessions break, lunch and after school (GB3, GB7)

 

The Careers Leader at MEA is Ms Patel, Assitant Vice Principal.  If you require any further information about our careers programme please contact Ms Patel via our main reception on 0161 499 2726 or by email: mpatel@prospere.org.uk

Karin Positive Steps

Karin Davidson a careers advisor from Positive Steps is at the Academy every Thursday and Friday to provide careers guidance on an appointment basis for Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13.  Karin also offers a drop in session at break for all students.

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