Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance

Learners Entitlement


The Constellation Trust wants;

  • 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.

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. Please contact the Careers Leader, Mrs K Beetham at the Academy for more information regarding employer engagement and opportunities to work with our students.

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 Advisor 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.


CEIAG Programme 2021-2022 – VIEW / DOWNLOAD

Careers Booklet – VIEW / DOWNLOAD

Log On Move On User Guide 2021-2022 – VIEW / DOWNLOAD

Application for Provider Access – VIEW / DOWNLOAD

Careers Policy – VIEW

Careers Leader


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

The Constellation Trust is Mr P Rhodes, Director of Employment, Enterprise & Enrichment. Our Careers Leader can be contacted via email: [email protected] or Tel: 01482 352939.

What’s Next?


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 or traineeship
  • 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 see the 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 Mrs Beetham 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.