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Nottingham Academy

Nottingham Academy Careers Programme

Nottingham Academy has an annual careers programme, providing pupils with opportunities to experience the world of work, to learn about opportunities and to attend local and national careers and skills events. 

Year Group Theme Key Aims  Experience 
7 Broading Horizons To determine student motivations, skills and aspirations by exploring a range of inspirational pathways.

Visit to University 

Barclays Life Skills 

8 Building the Future To further explore future pathways, prepare for GCSE options and develop character skills. 

Intu Outward Bound 

Into University 


Barclays Life Skills 

Rolls Royce Stem Careers Assenbly 

Big Bang STEM Fair 

9 Opening Doors To develop an aspirational action plan and further explore potential pathways through use of Labour Market Information and interactions withj local employers and education providers.

Duke of Edinburgh 

Into University 

Intu Inspire


10 Step up Stand out Develop employability skills (including CV, interview, application skills) and engage with local employers and education providers.

Work Inspiration 

Experian, Capital One, intu, Boots, DHL, Women in Construction 

11 Life after GCSEs To ensure all students have a plan for post 16 through consolidation of the range of pathways available. 

DHL Look into Logistics 

What next? Career Fair 

Young Professionals

Apprenticeship Fair 

12 Aim High  Further development of skills and preparation for post 18 study. 

Ikano CV writing workshop 

Duke of EdinburghGold Award

Into University - Personal Statement support 

Young Enterprise Scheme Inerviews 

13 Becoming a Professional  To ensure all students have a plan for post 18 through consolidation of the range of pathways available.

UCAS / apprenticeships day 

Widening Access to medicine

Browne Jacobson MoreLaw programme 

Nottingham Trent University 

Boots Work Inspiration 

WAMS work experience