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.
Mr Wild is our Senior Leader for Careers Education, Information and Guidance and can be contacted on 0161 359 5100 or email here
The Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme at The Albion Academy aims to make a major contribution to preparing young people for the world of work. 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 employees.
We believe that effective CEIAG 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.
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. Careers Overview
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 Benchmarks.
The school evaluates the programme regularly using the Compass+ Tool to measure the impact the career programme is having on the students’ parents’ teachers and other stakeholders.
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.
For more information on our careers programme, click here.
Helping your child with their career journey
The Career information website GMACS is an informative website offering information and guidance to parents and students re careers paths, employment, LMI and providers. You can register here https://gmacs.co.uk/
Aspire is a very important part of the Albion experience, ensuring students can develop new skills, talents, and character outside of the curriculum. Students complete a survey at the start and end of each academic year to evaluate the impact of the programme and their understanding of CEIAG. We offer a variety of clubs including multiple sports, performing and creative arts, cooking, computing and technology. The timetable changes each term.
The students will develop transferrable skills that will support future employment.
- Teamwork - To work with others and in groups.
- Problem Solving – to be able to understand and accomplish tasks.
- Leadership - To show leadership qualities within the activity
- Confidence - To build up self esteem
GM Higher is a collaborative group of all the universities and we are linked to the Salford Hub within the Great 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 higher education if they choose. Further information can be found in this guide.
We have been able to visit Universities in Oxford , Salford and Manchester this year with funding from GM Higher to inspire our student into Higher Education.
Further information can be found in this guide.