Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance


Sirius Academy West strives to ensure:

  • All our students to understand the full range of opportunities and journeys available to them; to learn from employers in a workplace situation, about jobs and the skills that are valued in the workplace.
  • All our students are to have access to a relevant programme of advice and guidance tailored to their individual needs, provided in an impartial manner.
  • All our students to be prepared as fully as possible for their next stage(s) after their time with us.

The Academy’s commitment to the provision of informed and impartial advice and guidance has been recognised by our receipt of the prestigious Careermark and IAG Gold Standard awards. On a practical basis, all students have access to individual advice and guidance from our dedicated Careers Team within the Academy. This complements a range of activities designed to promote self-awareness, employability skills and an understanding of employment opportunities and expectations at a local and national level.

The Academy also strives to meet the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance but also ensures the Careers Provision is aligned to the Career Development Institute’s Framework, in order to address the six career development skills that people need to have positive careers.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

The Six Learning Areas of the CDI framework are:

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On this page there is key information for students, parents & carers, staff and other key stakeholders to understand the aims, vision, delivery approaches and impact of careers at Sirius Academy West.

The Careers Team

At Sirius Academy West we have a whole school approach to Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance, with all staff supporting the delivery of CEIAG through the Careers Programme and within curriculum areas. Students will receive advice and guidance through one-to-one interventions both formally and informally from a range of staff and external providers. Careers Guidance interviews will be provided by the Academy’s qualified Career Advisors

In addition, we have a designated Careers team:

Careers Leader

The Careers Leader for Sirius Academy West is Ms K Milner and can be contacted via email: [email protected] or Tel 01482 352939 Ext 5556.

Careers Adviser

A further Careers Adviser at Sirius Academy West is Ms K Faulkner and can be contacted via email: [email protected] or Tel 01482 352939 ext 5566

The Careers Journey

Sirius Academy students are involved in a range of activities which build to create a comprehensive programme of Careers Education and Guidance.

The Academy works closely with innumerable local and national employers and educational providers to provide all our students with clear pathways to further study and the full range of employment and training opportunities. Our Provider Access Policy below details key information for Providers and Employers. Please contact the Careers Leader, Ms K Milner at the Academy for more information regarding employer engagement and opportunities to work with our students.

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Measuring the impact of our Careers Provision

The Academy’s CEIAG provision and progress towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks is evaluated termly, using the Careers and Enterprise Compass tool, and we are proud that we met all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks. Provision is also monitored through regular feedback from pupils, parents, carers, staff, trustees and external partners.  This feedback is collected in various forms, following key careers activities throughout the academic year.  This is analysed by the Careers Lead and careers team with actions fed back to the senior leadership team.

The Academy is keen to build on our growing network of employers, providers and past students; this is extremely valuable for giving our students encounters with employers and employees (Benchmark 5). Please contact the Careers Leader if you feel you can support the Academy’s careers provision by:

  • Giving a talk/run a workshop about your job role/business
  • Accommodating a visit (approx. 15 students) to your place of work
  • Holding an assembly about your job role/business
  • Providing information about your job role/business

Please see the Provider Access Policy for further details.

Important Key Information for Students

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays.

You must then do one of the following until you’re 18:

  • Stay in full-time education, for example at a college.
  • Start an apprenticeship, traineeship or employment with training.
  • Spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training.

Post 16 qualifications and options are offered at different levels. The levels you enter will depend on your examination results, please your careers booklet for further details.

It is important to achieve the best you can in your GCSE subjects as re-sit programmes are not readily available in all subjects- speak to Ms K Milner or Ms Faulkner for further information.

What if you don’t know what you want to do!?!

Don’t worry – a lot of students don’t know what they want to do yet! Your Careers Adviser is there to guide and advise you and help you make informed choices. There is lots of information on the student portal under the careers subject page.

All students have a Xello account to help them with their career related learning. Xello is an engaging online program that prepares students for post-secondary success in academics, careers and life. The program puts students at the centre of their career and future planning experience and explore hundreds of career, college, and university options. You can access your Xello account by logging on to using your student email.


Key Documents

CEIAG Programme 2023-2024 –

Careers Booklet – VIEW / DOWNLOAD

Log On Move On User Guide 2023-2024 – VIEW / DOWNLOAD

Careers Policy – VIEW

Careers Programme TableVIEW

Useful Links

A parents’ toolkit for career conversations – Talking Futures

A parents’ toolkit for career conversations. A parents’ toolkit for career conversations. When it comes to education and careers, parents, carers, and guardians are the biggest influence in young people’s lives.

LMI For All – LMI For All

The LMI for All portal provides high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) to inform careers decisions. Explore LMI data – interested in the labour market and want labour market information?

Careerometer: A tool to compare jobs

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.

Your Future

 Key information about the Humber area and making choices

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