Albion Academy Careers
Mrs Rafferty- Clark is our Senior Leader for Careers Education, Information and Guidance.
Mrs Baker is our in-school point of contact for careers information and guidance. She works Monday – Thursday and is located in the Careers Hub and can be contacted on 0161 359 5100 or email here. You are welcome to make an appointment to come into school to discuss career opportunities for your child.
The Careers Education, Information and Guidance programme at The Albion Academy aims to make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the ethos of our school. We aim to support the aspirations of all our students to ensure they receive the help they need to develop the knowledge and skills to make successful decisions and manage transitions as both learners and workers. We believe that effective career education and guidance not only contributes to the wellbeing of the individual students but also to the wellbeing of the family and the communities to which they belong.
A young person’s career reflects the progress they make in learning and work. It is part of Albion Academy’s vision and mission that all learners require a planned programme of activities to help them choose pathways that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.
Albion Academy recognises that there is an expectation to provide careers education in Years 7-11 and to give learners access to impartial and independent careers information, education and guidance, providing extra support as required for learners with additional needs, as outlined in the Gatsby Career Benchmarks
We operate an extensive Careers programme that runs alongside all the specific year group activities. All year groups participate in careers driven activities designed for their age range, including careers fairs, mock interviews and STEM activities. Students can experience lots of opportunities to speak to representatives from a wide range of career sectors, universities, colleges and training providers raising their future aspirations.
GM Higher is a collaborative group of all the universities and we are linked to the Salford Hub within Greater Manchester. The Hub works with schools and colleges to inspire young people to aspire to Higher Education from providing events to deliver impartial and informed information, advice and Guidance. Albion Academy has worked alongside GM Higher for many years delivering mentoring programmes, university campus visits, assemblies, parent evening/career events to ensure your child has the knowledge and tools to have the opportunity to progress onto further education if they choose.
ASK US! Curious about Higher Education? Looking for resources which will help you with your future choices? Connect with one of our friendly GM Higher team who are happy to help.
(The Access Platform has been selected as a secure and safe platform which is already in use by several universities. All GM Higher staff have enhanced DBS checks and all conversations are fully monitored and moderated. Advisers will answer questions Monday – Friday in office hours)
We’re delighted to announce that #FindMyFuture, the new online information hub for young people in Salford www.salford.gov.uk/findmyfuture is now live.
#FindMyFuture brings together all the different support available from Salford organisations into a one stop shop to help guide young people aged 14 – 24. From information about training and employment to wellbeing, finance, and travel, there’s a wide range of useful resources to help them take their next steps.
Whether they’re school/college leavers, ages 16-18 NEET (not in education or employment) to ages 18-24 unemployed/NEET, there is something for everyone.
This initiative is in response to fears that young people will struggle to find good work and training opportunities due to the pandemic. We’ve already seen a reduction in the number of apprenticeship opportunities alongside more young people claiming unemployment benefits.
Employers and Post 16 providers: If you are interested in providing any of the following, we would be delighted to hear from you.
- Employer Workplace Visits
- Careers Talks
- Student Mentoring
- Offering a workplace visit
- Providing Resources/Sponsorship
Useful Links for Staff, Parents/Carers and Students
(*This list is not exhaustive and are examples of what provision is available)