Careers and guidance

In This Section

Students at Retford Oaks Academy have a planned programme of CEIAG, in accordance with the DFE Careers Guidance and Inspiration in Schools guidelines. The programme ensures all students have opportunities to recognise their own strengths and values and take responsibility for developing employability skills.

Our Careers Lead is Ms Gemma Murphy and our Careers Advisor is Mrs Maggi Pugh.

Entitlement

Year 7

  • Access to JED (Job Explorer Database)
  • Access to onsite impartial careers advice

Year 8

  • Access to JED
  • Access to onsite impartial careers advice
  • Support and advice in making decisions on GCSE options
  • Careers day

Year 9

  • Access to JED
  • Access to onsite impartial careers advice
  • Opportunities to have conversations with employers and working people
  • Involvement in an options process to help make guided and informed decisions about the future

Year 10

  • Access to JED
  • Access to onsite impartial careers advice
  • Opportunities to have conversations with employers and working people
  • Opportunity to engage in a mock interview program
  • Inspirational talks, motivational speakers, employers, colleges , university input

Year 11

  • Access to JED
  • Access to onsite impartial careers advice
  • Receive a careers interview
  • Opportunities to have conversations with employers and working people
  • Inspirational talks, motivational speakers, employers, colleges , university input
  • Guidance on producing a CV and covering letter
  • Opportunity to visit careers fairs
  • Opportunities to visit universities
  • Entrepreneurial mentoring support

Useful links

National Careers Service

Labour market information video

Apprenticeships Explained – YouTube video

All About School Leavers

Job Explorer Database

National Careers Service

icould.com

Careers World

Apprenticeships

Milkround

Career Map

Which? University

Our careers programme

Retford Oaks CEIAG Programme

Retford Oaks Academy